This highly practical workshop is designed to improve your understanding of stifle biomechanics and patellar luxation pathophysiology.

Delegates will have the opportunity for hands-on practice of the taught techniques on cadavers in the afternoon wet-lab. At the conclusion, delegates should feel confident in managing patients with patellar luxation.

Key Skills:

  • Learn how to grade and understand the biomechanical principles of quadriceps alignment
  • Be able to determine the best treatment options for your patients with patellar luxation
  • Learn the principles of recession sulcoplasty and tibial tuberosity transposition
Andrew Worth
BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery)
Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Andrew graduated from Massey University in 1990 and has worked in Australia, the UK and NZ as a small animal veterinarian. After completing a residency in small animal surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, he became a Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2006. In 2015 he completed his PhD on hip dysplasia and lumbosacral disease in Police Dogs.

He is currently an Associate Professor and Registered Specialist in Small Animal Surgery at the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. His current research interests include working dog orthopaedic disease, lumbosacral degeneration and biomaterials for surgery.

Patella Luxation Repair Wet-lab