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Introduction to Orthopaedics

Get all the practical help you need to confidently deal with orthopaedic patients in this comprehensive, fully-guaranteed Online Mini Series™ course from CPD Solutions

Let Orthopaedics Specialist Scott Rutherford show you how to confidently assess and manage your orthopaedic patients. Register now and find out where to start with small animal orthopaedics....


12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

  • Increase your knowledge and confidence when dealing with your orthopaedic patients
  • Get some seriously practical help with decision-making and surgical treatment of common fractures that you will face on a regular basis in practice
  • Learn how to use wire, screws and plates properly
  • Discover the key to developing the best fracture management plan
  • Find out how to diagnose and manage common articular problems
  • Packed with surgical tips and practical advice that will have a direct application in your daily practice
  • AND…you have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad


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What will I learn on this course?

Session 1: Lameness Assessment, Arthritis and Miscellaneous Orthopaedics


  • How to recognise hind limb and fore limb lameness and differentiate neurological diseases
  • How to perform a good orthopaedic examination
  • How to diagnose and manage arthritis
  • How to diagnose and successfully manage common non-surgical orthopaedic conditions, including panosteitis, hypertrophic osteodystrophy and craniomandibular osteopathy, puppy carpal laxity syndrome
  • How to diagnose and treat common muscle and tendon disorders


Session 2: Introduction to Fracture Surgery – What Should I Do in First Opinion Practice?


  • Fracture biology and biomechanics
  • Open fractures – what to do
  • External coaptation – when to consider
  • Internal fracture fixation- pins, wires, plates and screws
  • External skeletal fixation
  • The decision-making process and surgical treatment of common fractures, including humeral condylar fractures, radius/ulna fractures, pelvic fractures, femoral fractures, tibial fractures, physeal fractures
  • Delayed, non- and mal- unions


Session 3: Introduction to Joint Surgery – Getting Comfortable with Common Joint Diseases


  • Diagnosis and decision-making for surgical and non-surgical common articular problems
  • Osteochondrosis
  • How to recognise and treat elbow dysplasia
  • Hip conditions and how to treat them
  • How and when to treat cranial cruciate ligament disease, including meniscal injuries
  • How to manage patellar luxation


About The Presenter

ScottScott Rutherford BVMS CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
RCVS Recognised and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Scott Rutherford graduated from Glasgow University in 2001. Scott then spent six years in general practice before moving to Croft Veterinary Hospital in Northumberland in 2007 to complete his RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery which he obtained in 2009. He then completed an ECVS residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2012. Scott became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2013 and soon afterwards moved to North Downs Specialist Referrals in Surrey. Scott’s main interests lie in fracture management and joint surgery especially joint replacement.

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Take advantage of the easy format of the online Mini Series and increase your confidence when dealing with your small animal orthopaedic patients.


GREAT VALUE ! Your Course Rate is Just £327 + VAT*

The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or child care, rota clashes, locum fees….just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource

* overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT. Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.

All the sessions are now available as recordings and you have access to them for a full 12 months after purchase.

So buy now and take advantage of this really easy to attend online CPD format.


Buy with absolute confidence

Your purchase is protected by the CPD Solutions no quibble money back guarantee.

Need some help? Call us on +44 (0)151 328 0444

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