Fracture management in practice – beyond the IM pin
This course is available online. Please see below for more details on how to attend this course via the Internet.
No two fractures are the same. They differ extensively with respect to mechanical factors, biological factors and patient-related factors and decision-making can become complex. This webinar will give a brief review of fracture forces and bone healing and how you, as the surgeon, can use this information to make an appropriate treatment plan and provide the owner with a fitting prognosis. Many different implant systems are available for fracture stabilisation and for any given fracture, there are often multiple suitable choices. While an overview of other methods will be provided, the emphasis in this webinar will be on those options readily available in general practice including external skeletal fixators, plates and screws and locking plate technology. Guidance will be given on the advantages and limitations of each system with the aim being to facilitate fracture management, minimise complication rates and optimise patient outcome.