Surgery

Orthopaedics I

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Combined course

24.02.2021 – 28.02.2021

06.08.2021 – 07.08.2021

EURO 2.590.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Course Master:

Dr. Julia Knebel, DECVS (DE)

Instructors:

PD. Dr. Barbara Bockstahler, DACVSMR (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ilse Schwendenwein, DECVP (AT),
Ass. Prof. Dr. Katharina Hittmair (AT),
Dr. Stefanie Handl, DECVCN (AT),
Prof. Dr. Sabine Breit (AT),
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Ludewig, DECVDI (AT)

Important Note:

The order of the lectures can be subject to slight changes
Group work and interactive sessions are included in the time frame; Some work assignments might be given additionally.
All practicals will be held during a 2 days session. It will be preceded by a short online refreshment of your knowledge

Course Overview

This veterinary orthopaedic course is designed for practitioners wil¬ling to improve their knowledge in small animals’ orthopaedic diseases. The course will offer veterinarians 5 ECTS points for the Certificate or Master Program in Small Animal Surgery. The first week of the orthopædic curriculum will concentrate on diagnosing the lame patient: the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system, normal and abnormal gait, how and when to use diagnostic imaging modalities at best, degenerative and inflammatory joint diseases like Osteoarthtritis and musculoskeletal diseases in the growing dog.
Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the participant of this course shall be able to:

1. recognize and characterize lameness in the dog
2. choose the right diagnostic modality and be able to interpret the results
3. know about treatment of OA in dogs

Course program (online live sessions)

Wednesday, 24/02/21
08:45 – 09:00 Introduction/Welcome Schnabl-Feichter
09:00 – 09:45 Forelimb anatomy (prox muscle and tendons) Breit
09:45 – 10:15 Forelimb anatomy (dist muscle and tendons) Breit
10:15 – 10:30 Neurovascular supply of the forelimb Schnabl-Feichter
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Hindlimb anatomy (pelvis, hip joint, hamstrings) Breit
11:30 – 12:00 Hindlimb anatomy (stifle Anatomy and Tarsus/Achillestendon) Breit
12:00 – 12:15 Neurovascular supply of the hindlimb
Thursday, 25/02/21
09:00 – 10:15 Orthopaedic examination general and forelimb Schnabl-Feichter
10:15 – 10:45 Orthopaedic examination hindlimb Knebel
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:45 Neurologic examination Schnabl-Feichter
11:45 – 12:45 Normal gait in dogs Schnabl-Feichter
Friday, 26/02/21
09:00 – 09:45 Radiography- Big points of image quality/positioning Ludewig/Strohmayer
09:45 – 10:45 Image Reading Ludewig/Strohmayer
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 CT and MRI imaging – the added value Ludewig/Strohmayer
12:00 – 12:30 Cases Ludewig/Strohmayer
Saturday, 27/02/21
09:00 – 09:30 Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis Knebel
09:30 – 10:15 Nutraceuticals and other joint supplements Handl
10:15 – 10:45 Emerging therapies Schnabl-Feichter
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Total Joint Replacement Knebel
11:30 – 12:00 Other forms of arthritis Knebel
12:00 – 12:45 Physiotherapy as a possibility to increase quality of life in old dogs Bockstahler
Sunday, 28/02/21
09:00 – 09:20 Fetal Development Knebel
09:20 – 10:00 Nutrition in juvenile animals Handl
10:00 – 11:00 Orthopaedic diseases in juvenile Animals and Nutritional Problems Handl/Schnabl-Feichter
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Exercising during musculoskeletal development Bockstahler
11:45 – 12:30 How can an obese dog lose weight- tips and tricks Handl
12:30 – 13:00 Wrap/Up CASUS Case Schnabl-Feichter

Practical sessions

Vienna/AT, 06-07 August 2021

Day 1 Anatomy
Brainstorming
09:00-10:30 Dissection of the forelimb
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45- 12:15 Dissection of the hindlimb
12:15-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-14:45 Group 1- Lameness Analysis
Group 2- Orthopaedic Examination
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 Group 1- Orthopaedic Examination
Group 2- Lameness Analysis
16:30-17:30 Arthrocentesis

Day 2 Radiology
9:00- 10:00 Introduction in ultrasonography in Orthopaedics
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15- 12:00 Ultrasonography in Orthopaedics
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00- 13:45 How to interprete a joint tap
13:45-14:45 Group 1 How to do a proper bandage
Group 2 Practical Cytology
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Group 1 Practical Cytology
Group 2 How to do a proper bandage
16:00-16:30 Results from the cytologic case