Practical External Fixation of the Tibia & Radius / Ulna
Course Dates: 4/26/2020 – 4/27/2020 | The course begins at 8:00a and ends at 5:00p
Skill Level: General
This cadaveric course will consist of two days of practical instruction in the most common applications of external fixation in small animals. The first day will consist of instruction in the appropriate pre-operative care, choice of fixation configurations, biomechanics, safe soft tissue corridors, methods of fracture reduction, postoperative care, and preventing and addressing complications. The first day will conclude with a dry laboratory on the application of external fixators on plastic bones. The second day will be the application of external fixators on cadavers. Simulated fractures of the tibia will be repaired using bilateral fixators. Each participant will perform fixation as a primary and assistant surgeon. Radiographs will be taken of the repaired fractures then evaluated prior to the afternoon session. The afternoon session will be the application of Type IB fixator on the simulated fractures of the radius, and radiographs evaluated. The Securos External Fixator System will be used for all laboratories.
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