2019 ACVS Surgery Summit
Sponsor: Veterinary Orthopedic Impants, an ACVS Premier Sponsor
Available to ACVS and ECVS Diplomates, residents and practicing veterinarians with extensive experience with stifle surgery and bone plating
CORA based leveling osteotomy (CBLO) is a procedure that modifies the tibial plateau angle (TPA) to prevent tibial translation (positive cranial drawer) in the cranial cruciate deficient stifle. Many advantages of the procedure have been described with important advantages being ease of planning, execution of the osteotomy, and rapid healing of the osteotomy. Rapid healing and early return to function are the result of bone contact along the entire surface of the osteotomy and the ability to apply compression across the osteotomy. This laboratory will review and execute basic technique in simulated bone followed by planning and execution of the CBLO in more difficult cases. Each participant will plan and execute the procedure in cases of excessive slope, CrCL injury coupled with MPL in toy breeds, and CBLO injury in Juvenile dogs with active growth plates. Having completed a basic CBLO course or having a good working knowledge of CORA methodology is recommended.