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.
- Use the grading system and pre-operative appraisal to direct therapy
- Apply appropriate techniques to surgically correct differing grades of patella luxation
- Perform a TTT, sulcoplasty, desmotomy and lateral imbrication under expert guidance
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.
Value to your practice
Luxating patellae is a commonly encountered condition in first opinion canine (and sometimes feline) practice. It is also often noted during routine exams for unrelated reasons. Attending this workshop will equip you with the knowledge to understand the pathophysiology of this condition and be able to formulate customised treatment plans for the benefit of your patients.
There are 2 suggested accommodation options which are a 5 minute drive from the workshop venue and 15 minutes to Auckland airport, including:
Start date: June 17, 2022
End date: June 17, 2022
Start time: 08:30
End time: 17:00
Venue: Kahuvet Education Centre, Wiri, Auckland
Coordinates: -37.004418, 174.866307
Directions: 23 Ash Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104