Improve your skills in treating bone fractures.
Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures using bone plates and screws is a common and effective modality of treatment for fracture management in small animal practice. This workshop is designed to allow participants to use and appreciate the instruments employed to correctly and effectively apply bone plates and screws for simple fracture fixation in long bones.
Principles of bone plating and screw application will be revised over a series of lectures with case studies used to highlight these principles. This will be followed with a practical session where participants will practice surgical approaches to the femur, tibia, humerus, and radius on a cadaver. Simple fractures will be created and all participants will have the opportunity to apply a compression and a neutralisation plate.
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop which has given me a new skill set to refine in our practice. I look forward to more in the future.
Tom Osmond, Townsville Vet Clinic
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Appreciate and understand the recommended guidelines for application of screws and plates
- Recognise the instruments and equipment required for bone plating
- Have practised the steps in application of the functions of bone screw
- Have practised the steps in application of bone plate
What is a Workshop?
Highly practical - develop the confidence to implement your new skills on your return to work.
Practical workshops are an ideal way to build confidence and competence in your skills, as you put theory into practice.
Ideally balanced combination of theoretical and hands-on education, our workshops allow participants to obtain the most benefit possible through practical application of the skills being taught. Small group teaching with a high tutor to participant ratio will ensure that you benefit from individual attention from your highly regarded and experienced tutor/s. Nothing beats on-the-spot feedback as you learn a new procedure.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.
The CVE will provide a cadaver (one per two participants), battery-powered drills, K-wires, cerclage wires, fabellotibial prosthesis, toggle pin, drill bits, fine hacksaw blades, sutures, scalpel blades and gloves.
Please bring scrubs or suitable protective clothing and footwear for the workshop.
Please also bring the equipment listed below so that you get the most benefit from the day and have the right equipment for the procedures in the future. Failure to bring these instruments will impede your ability to participate in the practical sessions.
1. Surgical kit containing:
- Scalpel and scissors
- Adson tissue forceps
- Senn retractor
- Periosteal elevator
- Hohmann retractor
2. Plating kit which should contain:
- 2.0mm, 2.7mm, 2.5mm and 3.5mm drill bits
- 2.7mm and 3.5mm taps and tap handle
- 2.5mm hexagonal screw driver for 2.7/3.5mm cortex screws
- 2.7/3.5 depth gauge
- 2.7/3.5mm countersink
- Load/neutral drill guides for 2.7mm and 3.5mm plates
- Combination drill, tap and insert sleeve for 2.7mm AND 3.5mm cortex screws
- 1 x small curved serrated reduction forceps
- 1 x small pointed fragment forceps
3. Highly Recommended: A stainless steel lidded box to contain your instruments for steam sterilisation.
4. Radiographs from two cases for discussion of long bone fractures you have encountered or treated.
This workshop is hands-on and very intensive. To help you prepare, we will send you the workshop notes in advance. To further assist with preparation for this workshop, we also recommend you purchase and watch Dr Wing Tip's 'A Practical Guide to Bone Plating' DVD, which is available via CVE VetBookshop.
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