Cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) insufficiency and meniscal tears are a common orthopedic problem in dogs and cats.
Successful treatment of these conditions requires accurate diagnosis and assessment. We will bring our expert instruction
directly to your practice and teach the concepts and techniques for successful stifle surgery in your own hospital setting. This
interactive, hand’s-on course will provide up-to-date information on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of
cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency, and meniscal injury.
Lectures and practical, hand’s-on practice will develop and refine techniques that can readily be performed in the surgical setting. Course participants will learn how to differentiate partial versus complete tears of the CrCL. The course will include sections on stifle extracapsular repair, treatment of meniscal tears, and meniscal release using the latest technology and surgical technique. Following lecture and case review, participants will perform these different techniques on cadavers and plastic bone models. Post-operative radiographs will be taken to assess the repair techniques made by participants. Post-operative management will also be discussed. This is a 1-day course. A 2-day course is available that includes medial patellar luxation (MPL) repair and repair of concurrent CrCL tear and MPL.
Know how to diagnose a CrCL tear and meniscal tear
Learn decision-making skills for treatment of CrCL and meniscal injury
Understand the principles and how to execute isometric extracapsular CrCL repair
Learn how to perform meniscal release and partial meniscectomy