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Intermediate Arthrodesis

Date Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 September 2019
Duration 16 hours
Speakers Gareth Arthurs
Location School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus

£1600 or £1400 if you've previously attended the Veterinary Basic Surgical Skills (VBSS) course

Veterinary surgeons using surgery tools




This highly practical two-day arthrodesis intermediate course covers the principles of arthrodesis, its indications and safe application. Delegates will be given the opportunity to perform arthrodesis of both the carpus and tarsus of the dog.

The course will utilise post-operate radiographs to carefully critique each delegates’ arthrodesis surgery allowing individuals to learn and minimise surgical inaccuracies in the future. The course is aimed at surgeons with previous orthopaedic experience.

Topics to be covered

  • rinciples of arthrodesis 
  • Case selection
  • Pre-operative templating
  • Pancarpal, partial tarsal and pantarsal arthrodesis including tricks and tips to make the surgery safe and repeatable 
  • Post-operative radiographs; assessment and critique
  • Awareness of and managing post-operative complications 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the principles of arthrodesis
  • How to perform arthrodesis safely & choose the right cases to start
  • How to manage the cases post-operatively  
  • How to assess critique post-operative radiographs
  • Understand what complications are possible

Required delegate attributes

  • Dealing with orthopaedic trauma cases
  • Internal fixation of fractures
  • Locking and non-locking plates
  • Performing osteotomies
  • Managing cases that would benefit from arthrodesis


Sponsored by

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Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

0115 951 6647

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