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Hip & Stifle Workshop

Hip & Stifle Workshop

Gain confidence to save it with a scalpel.

Hindlimb lameness is a very common problem presented to the general practitioner for treatment. The majority of these cases originate from the hip and stifle joints and many of these problems respond very favourably to surgical treatment.

This workshop is designed to provide a practical refresher on the common problems and treatment for the hip and stifle joints in the dog. This will be delivered as short updates illustrated with case studies followed with a hands-on laboratory session on cadavers.

The objective of the workshop is to provide the experienced practitioner with the confidence to begin extending surgical treatment options for clients, and the recent graduate with the technical skills to begin with the more common surgical procedures on the hip and stifle joints.

Past Participant:

'The Hip & Stifle workshop was a fantastic hands on experience to gain confidence in doing basic orthopaedics. Wing Tip Wong was an engaging teacher with plenty of tips and tricks!'
Alex Kennedy

Learning Outcomes 

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Appreciate and understand the common surgical techniques employed for the hip and stifle in general practice
  • Have practised common surgical procedures in the hip joint
  • Have practised common surgical procedures in the stifle joint

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.

Equipment requirements

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.

Basic surgical kit which includes:

  • #3 and #4 scalpel handle
  • Toothed tissue forceps (Adson, Brown-Adson or Semkin)
  • Mayo scissors
  • Mayo-Hegar needle holder
  • Several Halsted and Kelly haemostatic forceps

Special orthopaedic instruments which include:

  • Jacob’s chuck and key
  • Modular osteotome set with 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 20mm changeable blades
  • Mallet
  • Rongeur
  • Senn retractor pair
  • Periosteal elevator (AO style sharp square-ended 6mm wide)
  • Hohmann retractor (mini 8mm short tip)
  • Size 4 or 5 Spratt bone curettes
  • Pair of deep hand-held retractors (Army-Navy or Langenbeck with 13mm wide blade)
  • Flat bone rasp

Recommended Preparation

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 Surgical Approaches to the Bones & Joints of the Dog DVD, which is available via CVE VetBookshop.

Venue details

Download the venue details here.

Registrant Type Early Bird  Full Price
Member* $1469 $1546
eMember / Non-Member  - $1718

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate and Academic members.

Monday, 09 November 2020
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
15 CPD Point/s
Early Bird
06 Sep 2020

Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
University of Sydney NSW

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Dr Wing Tip Wong
Wing Tip Wong
Dr Wing Tip Wong
Wing Tip Wong
Wing Tip Wong has spent most of his professional career as a clinician and teacher. He worked for several years in private practice in Malaysia and returned to the University of Me...


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