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Masterclass in Cranial Closing Wedge Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (CWO-TPLO) - fully booked, waiting list available

Date Tuesday 17 September 2019
Duration 8 hours
Speakers Gareth Arthurs
Location School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus
Cost £1200
Two vets in surgery theatre




This highly practical one-day Masterclass is dedicated to understanding and performing CWO-TPLO surgery including some lecture material, plastic bone exercises and cadaver bone exercises

The course will utilise post-operative radiographs of each delegate’s surgery.  These radiographs will be critiqued so that delegates can learn from any errors thereby minimising surgical inaccuracies in the future.  This course is aimed at experienced orthopaedic surgeons who wish to learn the CWO-TPLO technique.

Topics covered

  • History and evolution of the CWO-TPLO technique
  • Case selection
  • Pre-operative templating
  • The CWO-TPLO surgical procedure including tricks and tips to make the operation as safe and repeatable as possible
  • Post-operative radiographs;
  • Managing post-operative complications

Learning objectives

  • Understand CWO-TPLO theory
  • How to perform the procedure safely and 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

Delegates should have good experience of orthopaedic surgery including (but not limited to) familiarity with

  • Dealing with cranial  cruciate ligament cases; making the diagnosis
  • Stifle anatomy and surgical approaches
  • Stifle arthrotomies, inspecting and resecting meniscal lesions, lateral sutures etc.
  • Internal fixation of fractures
  • Locking and non-locking plates.
  • Performing osteotomies 


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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