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How To Fix Fractures

Three Focused 2-hour Online Sessions with Orthopaedic Expert Mark Glyde BVSc MACVSc MVS HDipUTL DiplomateECVS MRCVS. Register Now and get immediate access to the course recordings and your 7 Hours of CPD!

If you want to improve your orthopaedic outcomes and gain more confidence with these cases then this course is most definitely for you! Mark will draw on his 25 years experience in small animal orthopaedics to give you a down to earth practical guide that simplifies understanding of fracture management. Register now to get all the help you need! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIVE SESSIONS FOR THIS COURSE HAVE NOW TAKEN PLACE. YOU CAN PURCHASE THE RECORDINGS BY FOLLOWING THE LINKS BELOW. YOU WILL GET IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO THE RECORDINGS OF ALL THREE SESSIONS.

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70% of all fracture complications result from decision-making errors rather than surgical technique errors. In other words a surgeon can improve their success in fracture treatment by up to 70% through correct fracture decision-making. That is AMAZING. Mark will teach you how to plan your surgeries correctly and review the key practical aspects of the commonly used fracture fixation devices.

Here’s what you get:-

  • Cases and videos to illustrate key points – essential practical tips from our expert tutor
  • Learn when to be a ‘carpenter’ and when to be a ‘gardener’!
  • Develop a fracture planning protocol you can use EVERY time
  • Comprehensive notes to download
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • 12 Months access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points.
  • Superb value for money – learn without traffic jams or rota hassles
  • Register now for immediate access to the recordings and course materials and your 8 Hours of CPD!

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How To Fix Fractures

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Session 1: How To Use Bone Plates and Screws

Areas covered in this session will include: the principles and application of dynamic compression plates, how to use a DCP plate as either a compression plate, neutralisation plate or bridging plate, the difference between cortical and cancellous and locking bone screws, the difference between plate screws, lag screws, positional and locking screws, when and how to lag screw, locking plates – advantages and indications – the importance of pre-operative temporary fracture support, how to position and drape animals for fracture repair to simplify surgery, comminuted fractures – what to do with all the ‘bits’ when and when not to bone graft, reinforcing bone plates – plate-rod and orthogonal plate constructs.

Session 2: External Skeletal Fixation

In this webinar Mark will cover: the importance of the pin-bone interface, why threaded pins will double the life expectancy of your ESF, why pre-drilling before you place the ESF pin buys you time, why using ESFs on the femur is a major biomechanical challenge, why knowing which way the nut goes is not just for when you are castrating horses, how updating your ESF kit will make your life easier, why the textbooks may not be telling the whole story when they say comminuted open fractures should be treated with an ESF, the principles and application of linear ESFs, applying ESFs to antebrachial and tibial fractures, how to position and drape animals for fracture repair to simplify surgery, why simpler is better and why less is more, why, for most of us who want an easy life, the two frames we should be placing on antebrachial and tibial fractures are the Type1a and Type 1b, why, for most of us who want an easy life, we should not take our ESFs above the elbow or stifle joint, the use of hybrid ESFs in very distal juxtarticular fractures, why carbon fibre and titanium are not just for bicycles, when to destabilize an ESF and which bits to remove.

Session 3: Effective Use of Pins and Orthopaedic Wire

In this webinar Mark will use case examples to review common errors in the use of pins and wires and highlight the decision-making and principles of application of intramedullary pins, cerclage wire, K wires and tension band wires that are necessary for consistent success. Areas Mark will also explore in this webinar include: the fracture decision-making table and how to use it to know when friction fixation is a good idea and when it isn’t! why IM pins are good at resisting three biomechanical forces; bending, bending and bending! why placing twist cerclage wire effectively in dogs is technically very challenging, why double loop cerclage is stronger, easier and more reliable than twist cerclage, how spending 110 quid on a single piece of equipment will help you sleep better at night! why cats are better than dogs (and it’s not because of the incorrect old adage of putting the fractured cat bones in the same room and they will heal!!!) why the tibia is a challenge for cerclage wire – and why winemakers don’t use triangular wine casks – why you should update your insurance before you pin a radius or insert a pin retrograde into the tibia – why the question of ‘how do I reinforce an IM pin repair to make it stronger?’ needs a paradigm shift to ‘how do I use an IM pin to reinforce another method of fracture repair?’ how to simplify fracture reduction when repairing distal femoral physeal fractures with crossed K wires, how to simplify placing K wires in tibial crest osteotomies.>

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All this for just £347 +VAT for all 3 sessions – 8 hours of CPD

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