AO VET Course - Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management
The AO VET North America Course-Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management is designed to provide participants with a basic, fundamental knowledge of bone healing and the favorable impact that internal fixation of fractures can have on it. Lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions will focus on and reinforce the scientific principles of fracture repair as well as techniques critical to a successful surgical outcome (soft tissue handling, bone grafting). Problems of non-unions, infections, or technical errors are also covered and discussed. Case-based small group discussions / firesides will supplement the lectures and focus further on the importance of preoperative planning as a critical part of the clinical decision-making process in small animal surgery. Care of the total patient is emphasized from preoperative care through anesthetic management and postoperative recovery and care.
Participants should leave this course with the information and experience necessary to apply these principles and techniques to commonly encountered fractures in small animals.
This course is suitable for any veterinary surgeon with an interest in managing fractures in small animals, including: Veterinary surgery residents, Veterinary graduates at the start of their career and Practicing veterinarians with some surgical experience.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Recognize and apply AO Principles to small animal fracture management
- Define indications for internal fixation and the criteria for implant selection
- Identify and select appropriate techniques to problems such as nonunions, infections and technical errors that are critical for successful outcomes
- Discuss the importance of preoperative planning and other aspects of the clinical decision-making process to small animal surgery
Schaefer, Susan - Chairperson
McLaughlin, Ronald - Co-Chairperson
Bergh, Mary Sarah - Lecturer
Blake, Cara - Lecturer
Chou, Po-Yen - Lecturer
Guiot, Laurent - Lecturer
Jha, Shantibhushan - Lecturer
Karlin, William - Lecturer
Kerwin, Sharon - Lecturer
Malek, Sarah - Lecturer
Moens, Noel - Lecturer
Rochat, Mark - Lecturer