Orthopaedic Club Archive

Make No Bones About It - Discussing My Top 10 Most Common Orthopaedic Case Advice Requests

Presenter: Barney Dean
BVSc PGDip(VCP) CertAVP DipECVS MRCVS EBVS® European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
EBVS® European and RCVS-Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Is this dog a candidate for a total hip replacement? Does this dog have cranial cruciate ligament disease? Does this cat's pelvic fracture need surgical stabilisation? Of the many case advice requests orthopaedic surgeons receive, most of them follow only a small number of themes. Barney will discuss what he…

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Published on: 03.11.2022
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Assessing Outcomes with Cruciate Surgery: The RCVS Knowledge Canine Cruciate Registry

Presenter: Mark Morton
Clinical Lead & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Category: Orthopaedic Club

How do we know if we’re doing a good job? Do you know how well your cruciate patients are doing and what your complications rates are? Do you know what treatment options to recommended to owners? The RCVS Knowledge Canine Cruciate Registry aims to collect data around outcomes and complications…

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Published on: 05.10.2022
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Orthopaedic Fundamentals: Getting the most out of your orthopaedic examination and radiographs

Presenter: Laura Homer BVM&S, CertAVP, DipECVS, MRCVS.
EBVS and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery.

Category: Orthopaedic Club

This webinar goes right back to the basics of the orthopaedics, covering key aspects of the orthopaedic examination, radiographic positioning and interpretation of common orthopaedic condition radiographs. We shall cover history taking, orthopaedic lameness grading, orthopaedic examination, including some videos detailing the key points, and then move on to getting…

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Published on: 06.09.2022
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Surgical Site Infection Following Orthopaedic Surgery

Presenter: Thomas Cox
BVSc CertAVP(GSAS) MRCVS

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Surgical site infection (SSI) can have serious consequences following any surgical procedure and is often more problematic when associated with orthopaedic implants. With the emergence and increased incidence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, the need to reduce the SSI rate in practice has never been more important. In this lecture assess…

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Published on: 18.08.2022
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Shoulder Based Lameness

Presenter: Turlough O' Neill
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and EBVS European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Shoulder based lameness is a frequent and often frustrating forelimb lameness. Whilst the elbow joint has and continues to receive major investigation the shoulder has received much less interest however this is slowly changing. We are starting to understand the structure and function of the shoulder. In this lecture we…

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Published on: 19.07.2022
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Pelvic and tail pull injuries Part 2

Presenter: Pilar Lafuente DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, FHEA, CCRT, MRCVS
American, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Cats frequently present in the veterinary clinic with pelvic and pelvic limb injuries, after a traumatic incident. Road traffic accidents commonly cause severe and multiple injuries in the pelvis, pelvic limb and tail. This 2-part webinar is focused on injuries affecting these structures (pelvis, pelvic limb and tail) in feline…

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Published on: 21.06.2022
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Pelvic and tail pull injuries Part 1

Presenter: Dr Pilar Lafuente
DVM PhD DACVS-SA DECVS DACVSMR CCRT MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Cats frequently present in the veterinary clinic with pelvic and pelvic limb injuries, after a traumatic incident. Road traffic accidents commonly cause severe and multiple injuries in the pelvis, pelvic limb and tail. This 2-part webinar is focused on injuries affecting these structures (pelvis, pelvic limb and tail) in feline…

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Published on: 17.05.2022
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Painful swellings : Bone Tumours in practice

Presenter: Turlough O'Neill
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumour in dogs, accounting for 85% of malignancies originating in the skeleton. Large and giant breeds predominate however small breeds are also seen. Metastasis is very common and arises early in the course of the disease although often subclinical. Diagnosis is based on…

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Published on: 13.04.2022
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Part 3 - Fractures of the carpus and tarsus

Presenter: Mike Guilliard MA VetMB CertSAO FRCVS

Category: Orthopaedic Club

This presentation covers the diagnosis, treatments and prognoses of primarily racing fractures of the carpus, tarsus and metacarpus/metatarsus. The aetiology of these stress fractures is described. Particular emphasis is on accessory carpal bone fractures and the multiple presentations of central tarsal bone and calcaneal fractures.

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Published on: 08.03.2022
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Tension band wiring – an up-to-date or old-fashioned fixation technique? Indications and practical tricks and tips for the application

Presenter: Heidi Radke DVM, DrMedVet (Zurich), DipECVS, MRCVS.

Category: Orthopaedic Club

A tension-band wire is placed to oppose the pull of a ligament or muscle on a bone fragment. It usually is used in combination with two K-wires that align the fragment and counteract rotation. The tension-band wire is anchored around the K-wires in a figure of eight pattern over the…

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Published on: 15.02.2022
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Shearing injuries and open fractures

Presenter: Elvin Kulendra BVetMed MVetMed CertVDI PgCert(VetEd) DipECVS FHEA FRCVS
European and RCVS Specialist in Small animal surgery

Category: Orthopaedic Club

Open fractures of the appendicular skeleton have an incidence of approximately 0.1% in both cats and dogs. When looking at fracture configuration, open fractures are commonly observed with comminuted and oblique fractures. The tarsal region is reported to have the highest risk of developing an open fracture. Shearing injuries of…

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Published on: 17.01.2022
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