Ultrasound-Guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies
Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment. A growing number of equine orthopedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery. This webinar has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge of performing ultrasound-guided orthopedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse. A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopedic conditions will round the course up.
The following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations:
- How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
- Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance
- Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injections
- Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs (incl. hip & shoulder joints)
- Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections
- Cervical Facet Joint Injections
- Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections
- Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques
- Ultrasound-Guided Surgery
- Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies
- What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?
Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures.
MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, Dipl.ECVSMR, Dippl.ECVS, FRCVS - United Kingdom
RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics)
Roger is currently Professor of Equine Orthopaedics at the Royal Veterinary College, London, England. He qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Cambridge University in 1987 and, after 2 years in practice, returned to academia to undertake further clinical training as a Resident in Equine Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. Following his residency, Roger undertook a 3-year research project culminating in the award of a PhD for his studies on the extracellular matrix of equine tendon. Roger remained at the Royal Veterinary College, first as a Lecturer in Equine Surgery, then as Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery before his appointment to Professor in Equine Orthopaedics in December 2003. He holds the Diploma of Equine Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is both a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Specialist in Equine Surgery. Roger currently divides his time equally between running a specialist orthopedic service within the Royal Veterinary College and continuing to direct research into equine tendon disease. His principal research interests are understanding the pathogenesis of tendon disease, the development of a serological assay for tendonitis, and stem cell therapy for tendons in conjunction with a commercial company, VetCell, which he helped set up.
MVB, MSc, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS - United Kingdom
European Specialist in Equine Surgery
David qualified from University College Dublin in 2003, before traveling to New York where he worked for four years in equine veterinary practice. Subsequently returning to Ireland he established his own equine ambulatory practice, focusing on imaging and treatment of equine athletes. David is a European Specialist in Equine Surgery and his main area of interest is orthopedic surgery and lameness. He completed an equine surgery residency program at University College Dublin before successfully passing the ECVS examination in February 2017. David moved to the UK in June 2016 where he worked for a year as the surgeon in the Western Counties Equine Hospital in Devon. Before moving to the Philip Leverhulme Equine Hosptial, David spent a year as the surgeon in Bourton Vale Equine Clinic, near Cheltenham. His most recent research involves investigating ultrasound-guided sacroiliac and cervical facet injection techniques. He has published work in the fields of joint surgery and synovial sepsis.
BVM&S, Dipl ACVS, MRCVS - United Kingdom
American Specialist in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics
Jonathan qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2000 and went on to perform an equine internship position at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital under the mentorship of the renowned equine neurosurgeon Dr Barrie Grant. This was followed by a short spell at the Rainbow Equine Hospital as an ambulatory veterinarian prior to undertaking a one-year large animal surgical fellowship at the University of Oregon Veterinary Teaching Hospital and then completing an equine surgical residency at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Hospital. He remained at Davis as a staff surgeon and lameness specialist for a further 18 months during which time he successfully completed the examinations to become a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He then moved back to the Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2009 to join the surgical and advanced imaging department. Jonathan became a director of Rainbow Equine Hospital in 2013 and has a specific interest in equine orthopedics, neurology and surgery. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and has lectured in both the US and the UK on a range of topics relating to lameness and equine neurology.