Two-Day Practical Common Surgical Conditions of the Stifle and Hip
St Bart's Hospital
This highly practical course will develop delegates’ surgical skills for the management of common stifle and hip problems.
Topics to be covered include:
- Surgical approaches to the stifle
- Extracapsular stabilisation surgery for cranial cruciate ligament rupture
- Treatment of meniscal injury
- Management of patellar luxation
- Surgical approach to the hip and soft tissue repair/wound closure
- Management tecnniques for hip luxation by toggle, transarticular pin or iliofemoral suture
- Repair of femoral head fractures and trochanteric fractures
- Femoral head and neck excision
Day One of this two-day cadaver based practical course will include a complete exercise in the extra capsular repair of rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. The practical sessions will cover the surgical approaches to the stifle, removal of the diseased cranial cruciate ligament, inspection of the menisci, meniscal surgery and removal of a damaged caudal horn of the medial meniscus, identification of the optimal placement of the extracapsular suture, application of a lateral suture using a precise crimping system and critique of your repair.
The afternoon session will comprise a patellar luxation surgery exercise. Techniques of repair of medial and lateral patellar luxation will be covered including: identification of the underlying structural corrections required in clinical cases, including wedge recession and block recession of the trochlear groove and tibial tuberosity transposition to correct the direction of pull of the quadriceps group.
Day two will concentrate on common surgical conditions of the hip. Diagnostic investigations, management decisions required prior to surgical intervention and tecniques for common surgeries of the hip will be discussed. The practical sessions will cover the surgical procedures commonly carried out in practice for hip problems including the surgical approaches, reduction and stabilisation of hip luxation, femoral head and neck excision, and repair of femoral head fractures and fractures of the greater trochanter.
Logical approaches to patient management and the underpinning theoretical knowledge relevant to the surgical conditions will be covered in lecture-based discussions that compliment the practicals. The cadaver surgery practical sessions will give delegates the confidence to take the skills learnt straight back to practice and to clinical cases.