August 23-24, 2013
This is a totally revamped arthroscopic surgery course with a renewed practical format, including four laboratories to give optimal practical information on how to do advanced arthroscopy. This course has particular emphasis on approaches for internal fixation of fractures in the carpus and fetlock, new arthroscopic techniques in the femoropatellar and femorotibial joints, advanced arthroscopic surgery of the hock and important tenoscopic surgical techniques as well as bursoscopy. There will be lots of hands-on instruction with plenty of top level instructors to help. The course is headed by the authors' of the 3rd Edition and upcoming 4th Edition of Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse by Drs. McIlwraith, Nixon and Wright, and assisted by Drs. Frisbie, Kawcak and Goodrich at CSU. Dr. Frisbie is also going to lead a separate course on August 25, 2013, on the new standing stifle diagnostic arthroscopy technique that he has pioneered.
The authors of the 4th Edition of Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse invite you to an intensive two-day course in advanced arthroscopic techniques. Participants will need a reasonable degree of arthroscopic competence in order to benefit from the instruction. The course will be intensive and comprehensive covering all common joints, tendon sheaths and bursae. It will also introduce the novel technique of standing diagnostic arthroscopy and include a review of tissue healing, adjunctive therapies and rehabilitation as these relate to arthroscopic cases. All lectures will be supported by hands-on wet lab experience using Arthrex specialist teaching equipment.
Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DSc, Dr. med vet (hc), Dvetmed (hc), Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, University Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Director of the Orthopaedic Research Center Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. McIlwraith is the pioneer of equine arthroscopy, is the senior author of Diagnostic & Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse, and is a major contributor to clinical and research orthopaedics.
Alan Nixon, BVSc, MS, Dip ACVS, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory and the JD&ML Wheat Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Laboratory at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nixon specializes in minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery with a special emphasis on regenerative medicine. He is a co-author of the 3rd and 4th Edition of Diagnostic & Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse.
Ian Wright, MA, VetMB, DEO, Dip ECVS, MRCVS, Newmarket Equine Hospital, Suffolk, UK has extensive clinical experience in arthroscopic surgery, has published numerous minimally invasive techniques and is a co-author of the 3rd & 4th Edition of Diagnostic & Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse.
David Frisbie, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, Associate Professor of Equine Surgery at Colorado State University, has published extensively including several novel techniques in equine orthopaedics.
Chris Kawcak, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Dip ACVSMR, Professor of Orthopedics. Dr. Kawcak is one of a team of researchers working to find ways to prevent and treat catastrophic injuries in equine athletes.
Laurie Goodrich, DVM, PhD, Dip ACVS, Associate Professor of Orthopedics in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Goodrich has utilized mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma to improve cartilage repair.
Late: $1350.00 if received less that 1 month prior to course
Note: If you are attempting to register 1 month or less prior to this course please call (970) 297-1273 to confirm availability.
Enrollment is limited. Register Early!
For more information, view the course brochure and registration form.
Friday, August 23, 2013:
8-8:15 a.m.: Welcome introduction and course aims – Wayne McIlwraith
8:15-8:55 a.m.: Advanced Carpus – Wayne McIlwraith
8:55-9:35 a.m.: Carpal sheath procedures – Ian Wright/Alan Nixon
9:35-10 a.m.: Shoulder and elbow – Alan Nixon
10-10:15 a.m.: Coffee
10:15-12:15 p.m.: Proximal forelimb wet lab
12:15-1:15 p.m.: Lunch
1:15-2 p.m.: Advanced fetlock including internal fixation of condylar fractures proximal phalanx and sesamoid fractures - Ian Wright
2-2:45 p.m.: Interphalangeal Joints – Alan Nixon
2:45-3:15 p.m.: Digital Flexor Tendon Sheath – Ian Wright
3:15-3:30 p.m.: Coffee Break
3:30-5:30 p.m.: Distal limb wet lab
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
Saturday, August 24, 2013:
8-8:30 a.m.: Advanced hock – Wayne McIlwraith
8:30-9 a.m.: Femoropatellar joint – David Frisbie
9:10-10 a.m.: Femorotibial joints – Wayne McIlwraith
10-10:15 a.m.: Coffee
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Proximal hindlimb wet lab – Faculty
12:15-1:15 p.m.: Lunch
1:15-1:45 p.m.: Navicular bursoscopy – Ian Wright
1:45-2 p.m.: The use of radio frequency in arthroscopy – Goodrich
2-3:30 p.m.: "Delegates choice" wet lab – Faculty
3:30-3:45 p.m.: Coffee
3:45-4:30 p.m.: Aftercare - including medication, regenerative therapies and rehabilitation
4:30-4:45 p.m.: Discussion and close of course
Ultrasound and Standing Arthroscopy of the Equine Stifle Joint - Advanced Hands-on Diagnostic Course - August 25, 2013
This one-day course on August 25, 2013 follows this Advanced Arthroscopy Course and features both didactic and wet-lab settings.
Registration and Cancellation Information:
Pre-registration is required for all veterinary continuing education conferences. Courses are subject to cancellation when registration is inadequate to cover costs of the program. Registration at least six weeks before the course will help prevent cancellation. Course fee is payable to Colorado State University. Fee includes proceedings, materials, supplies, refreshments and in some cases, lunch. Please see course schedules for more information.
Cancellations and Refunds:
Registration fees are fully refundable until 60 days prior to the course, 50% refundable between 60 and 30 days prior to the course and non-refundable after 30 days prior to the course. Fees will be refunded 100% at any date if vacated spot can be filled.
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