Small Animal

Orthopedic Complications: Joints

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Sponsored By ACVS Premier Sponsor: 

This seminar will review interface failure of cementless total hip replacement. Risk factors for polyethylene wear, liner failure and acute and chronic failure of acetabular cup osseointegration will be identified. Similarly, risk factors for subsidence of the femoral stem will be presented. The diagnosis and treatment of failed THR components with emphasis on differentiation of infected and sterile conditions with be discussed.


Isaac Cortes

Oregon State University


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Ian G. Holsworth, BVSc, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow MIS (Orthopedics)


Ian Gordon Holsworth BSc, BVSc (Hons), MANZCVSc (Surgery), Dip ACVS
Current practice: VetSurg, Ventura CA, USA
Veterinary School: University of Melbourne-Australia 1991
Fellowship: Michigan State University 2000
Residency: University of California - Davis 2003
Area of Surgical Emphasis: Small Animal Orthopedics & Neurology
Research Interests: Juvenile Orthopedic Disease, Neuropathic lameness, Complete VetArticular Care

Graduated in 1991 from the University of Melbourne and spent 8 years in general practice. Dr Holsworth became an examined Member of the Surgery College of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1995. Following a position as Staff Surgeon for an eight-practice small animal veterinary group in Melbourne, Dr Holsworth relocated to Michigan as a Surgery fellow in the Michigan State Veterinary Teaching Hospital. At the conclusion of the fellowship, Dr. Holsworth commenced a three-year position as a small animal surgical resident at the University of California, Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which he completed in July 2003. Spent last fifteen years in a clinical and surgical instructor role. Currently is practice Director and Senior Surgeon of VetSurg, in Ventura, CA and Curriculum Coordinator and Lead Instructor for Arthrex VetSystem’s North American CE program. This CE program includes didactic lectures and instructional labs which are hosted in University Vet Schools, private surgical labs and in combination with national veterinary CE conferences.

Dr. Holsworth has presented at many national meetings in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. Topics covered include shoulder, hip, elbow, and stifle disease in dogs with particular focus on advanced imaging, arthroscopic assessment of juvenile orthopedic disease and arthroplasty. Dr Holsworth has been the Chair of the ACVS Surgical Summit arthroscopy & joint surgery lab for the past ten years.


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Sun Young Kim, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

Dr. Kim graduated in 2000 from Seoul National University in Korea where he stayed another four years for further clinical training in small animal surgery and graduate study related to motion analysis. He moved to the USA in 2004 as an international surgical fellow at Michigan State University for a year. After the program, Dr. Kim worked at the University of California as a junior specialist in comparative orthopedic research focused on biomechanics and motion analysis. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Florida in 2009 and a small animal surgery residency at the UC-Davis in 2012. After the residency, Dr. Kim taught students and house officers at the UC-Davis as faculty until 2015. Currently, he works at Michigan State University as faculty in small animal orthopedics. His research interests include biomechanics, 3-D modeling, and computer-assisted operation. His clinical interests are orthopedic trauma, joint disease, minimally invasive surgery, deformity, patient-specific surgical guide and implant design, etc. - all about orthopedics. He also loves soft tissue surgery.


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Valerie Nesser, DVM

University of Pennsylvania


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Sean M. Murphy, DVM, DACVS-SA

WestVet Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

Dr. Sean Murphy is a practicing surgeon at WestVet Specialty and Emergency Center in Boise, ID. He became an ACVS Diplomate in 2007 after completing a residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has worked in Boise since this time and his clinical interests include orthopedics and minimally invasive surgery.


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