Surgery

Orthopaedics II

Combined course

12.05.2021 – 16.05.2021

03.09.2021 – 04.09.2021

EURO 2.650.-

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

Course Masters:

Dr. Aldo Vezzoni, DECVS (IT)
Dr. Luca Vezzoni, DECVS (IT)

Course Overview

This module focuses on hind limb orthopaedic diseases and surgeries. For each joint (hip, stifle and tarsus) an anatomic review, etiology and current knowledge about state of the art treatment options including surgical techniques (hip toggle, iliofemoral sling, extracapsular sutures, Achilles tendon repair etc. ) will be presented and trained. The TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) will be trained more in detail on plastic and cadaveric bones. More advanced surgical techniques like the DPO (double pelvic osteotomy) or THR /total hip replacement) will be demonstrated only.
Ortho I is mandatory before continuing with Ortho II.
Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course participant shall:
1. possess the current knowledge to come to a final diagnosis
2. be aware of the current state of the art methods of treatment
3. master common surgical techniques and do or refer more complicated or advanced cases

Course program (online sessions / subject to change)

Wednesday, 12/05/21
09:00 – 09:30 Registration, Welcome and Introduction Schnabl-Feichter
09:30 – 09:45 Hip joint – Review of the anatomy Schnabl-Feichter
09:45 – 10:15 Hip dysplasia – Pathogenesis Aldo Vezzoni
10:15 – 10:45 Hip dysplasia – Clinical Signs Aldo Vezzoni
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15 Hip dysplasia – Diagnostic (including early diagnosis) Aldo Vezzoni
12:15 – 12:30 Hip dysplasia – Therapeutics (Conservative) Schnabl-Feichter
12:30 – 13:15 Hip dysplasia – Therapeutics (Symphysiodesis, DPO) Aldo Vezzoni
Thursday, 13/05/21
09:00 – 09:45 Hip dysplasia – Therapeutics (THR) Luca Vezzoni
09:45 – 10:00 Legg Calve Perthes – Pathogenesis and Diagnosis Schnabl-Feichter
10:00 – 10:30 Legg Calve Perthes – Treatment strategies (conservative-stem cells, Luca Vezzoni
TEP, femor head and resection)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:00 Femoral Luxation – Pathogenesis to be confirmed
11:00 – 11:15 Femoral Luxation – Diagnosis Luca Vezzoni
11:15 – 12:15 Femoral Luxation – Treatment options (conservative, different treatment techniques) Schnabl-Feichter
Prognosis
Friday 14/05/21
09:00 – 09:15 Stifle joint – Review of the anatomy to be confirmed
09:15 – 09:45 Cruciate Rupture + Meniscal injury – pathogenesis/biomechanics Schnabl-Feichter
09:45 – 10:30 Cruciate Rupture + Meniscal injury – diagnostics Luca Vezzoni
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Cruciate Rupture + Meniscal injury – Treatment Schnabl-Feichter
(meniscal resection, extra and intracapsular)
11:30 – 11:45 Cruciate Rupture – Treatment (Osteotomies) Luca Vezzoni
11:45 – 12:30 Polytraumatic stifle injuries Schnabl-Feichter
(collateral ligament injuries +/- cruciate and meniscal involvement)
Saturday, 15/05/21
09:00 – 09:30 Muscle and Tendon avulsions (gastrocnemius, long digit extensor, Lig patellae) to be confirmed
09:30 – 10:00 Patella Luxation – Pathogenesis Aldo Vezzoni
10:00 – 10:30 Patella Luxation – Diagnostics Aldo Vezzoni
10:30 – 11:00 Patella Luxation – Therapeutics (Trochleaplasty, Tibia Tuberosity Osteotomy, Aldo Vezzoni
Corrective Osteotomies) – Part I
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Patella Luxation – Therapeutics (Trochleaplasty, Tibia Tuberosity Osteotomy, Aldo Vezzoni
Corrective Osteotomies) – Part II
11:45 – 12:00 Tarsal Joint – Review of the anatomy to be confirmed
12:00 – 12:15 Tarsal Joint – Diagnostics Schnabl-Feichter / Resident
12:15 – 12:45 OCD – Tarsus and Stifle – Pathogenesis and diagnosis Aldo Vezzoni
12:45 – 13:00 OCD – Tarsus and Stifle – Treatment (conservative and surgical) Aldo Vezzoni
Sunday, 16/05/21
09:00 – 09:30 Achilles Tendon Rupture + luxation of the superficial digital flexor muscle Luca Vezzoni
(Pathogenesis, Treatment)
09:30 – 10:15 Collateral Ligament injury Schnabl-Feichter
10:15 – 11:15 Tarsal Instability and treatment options (Pantarsal arthrodesis, partial Arthrodesis) Luca Vezzoni
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 CASUS Case Schnabl-Feichter
12:00 – 12:30 Feedback and Goodbye Schnabl-Feichter

Course location

SCIVAC, Italian Companion Animal Veterinary Association, Palazzo Trecchi, Via Trecchi, 20, 26100 Cremona, Italy