WVC 92nd Annual Conference
Tears of the cranial cruciate ligament are the most common orthopedic injury seen in dogs and cats. Extracapsular repair techniques are an effective method of stabilizing the cruciate-deficient stifle. This lab will discuss the indications and theory of properly positioned prosthetic cranial cruciate ligament. The course uses a new and affordable knotless CrCL system. The advantages of this techniques is increased strength of repair, ease of application, less chance of infection and economy. Participant will work with a partner to learn how to correctly approach the stifle, examine the menisci, perform a partial meniscectomy, and meniscal release. Participants will learn when to use extracapsular repair techniques and when not to. Complications and postoperative patient management will also be discussed. Laboratory exercises include repairs on plastic models and cadavers. Lunch is included. Capacity: 32. Price: $850.
Transportation: Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the Oquendo Center for all hands-on labs. The pickup area is located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center entrance. Buses depart promptly 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the course.
Dress Code: Please dress comfortably. Scrubs are recommended, additional scrubs are available for use at the Oquendo Center, if needed. Closed-toe shoes are required.