Basic Arthroscopy and Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery - August 21-22, 2014

This course teaches the basic principles of equine arthroscopy and will provide detailed instruction on arthroscopic techniques at the advanced level.


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Basic Arthroscopy: August 21, 2014

Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery for Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Carpus and Fetlock: August 22, 2014


Basic Arthroscopy: Presented by Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, David Frisbie, Chris Kawcak and Laurie Goodrich. The course teaches the basic principles of equine arthroscopy in the carpus and dorsal fetlock joint including instrumentation and basic techniques, diagnostic arthroscopy of the carpus and fetlock joints; arthroscopic surgery of the carpus for osteochondral chip fragment removal and arthroscopic surgery of the dorsal compartment of the fetlock joint for proximal P1 chips, villonodular synovitis and OCD. The morning program will consist of lectures and video demonstration. The afternoon will be a laboratory with participants performing arthroscopic surgery using video under supervision of the instructors.

Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery: This is a one-day arthroscopic surgery course for participants that has not been given before including three laboratories to train participants in internal fixation of intraarticular fractures of the carpus and fetlock including carpal slab fractures, fractures of the distal metacarpal/metatarsal condyles, proximal phalanx fractures and sesamoid bone fractures. The course will be supplemented by new material from the 4th Edition of Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse by Drs. McIlwraith, Nixon and Wright.

CE Credits:



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.

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.

Registration Fees:

Residents: Residents can take the Basic and Advanced course combined at a reduced rate of $950.00. Note: You must fax your registration along with proof of residency to (970) 297-1275.

Standard: $1250.00 if received 1 month prior to course

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!

Alternate Registration Process: If you prefer to purchase this course by mail or fax, click here to use the downloadable purchase form.

Course Schedule:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8-8:45 a.m.: Instrumentation — Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

8:45-9:15 a.m.: Basic Arthroscopic Techniques in Diagnostic Arthroscopy — Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

9:15-10 a.m.: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Carpus — Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

10-10:15 a.m.: Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Laboratory 1: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Carpus — Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, Dr. David Frisbie, Dr. Chris Kawcak, and Dr. Laurie Goodrich

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch provided

1:30-2:45 p.m.: Arthroscopic Surgery of Fetlock Joint — Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

2:45-3 p.m.: Coffee Break

3–5 p.m.: Laboratory 2, Arthroscopic surgery of the fetlock joint. 10 stations — maximum of 3 participants per station

Friday, August 22, 2014

8-8:15 a.m.: Welcome introduction and course aims – Wayne McIlwraith

8:15-9:15 a.m.: Arthroscopic surgery for slab fractures of the carpus – Wayne McIlwraith

9:15-9:30 a.m.: Coffee Break and move to Wet Lab

9:30-11:40 a.m.: Laboratory, fixation of slab fractures – Wayne McIlwraith, David Frisbie, Chris Kawcak, Laurie Goodrich

11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Arthroscopic surgery for management of condylar fracture – Wayne McIlwraith

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.: Management of other fractures – Wayne McIlwraith

2:30-5:00 p.m.: Laboratory exercises for fractures of the fetlock joint – Wayne McIlwraith, David Frisbie, Chris Kawcak, Laurie Goodrich

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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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