Hip luxation is the most frequently reported joint luxation in small animal practice, usually resulting from trauma or severe hip dysplasia. This highly practical workshop is designed to improve your understanding of the anatomy of the hip joint and to teach you techniques required to surgically manage patients with hip luxation with confidence.

Delegates will spend ample time practising techniques on plastic bones and should finish the course feeling confident in managing patients with hip luxation.

Key Skills:

  • Determine the best surgical plan for a patient with hip luxation
  • Surgically manage hip luxation
  • Update your knowledge on hip dysplasia and juvenile pubic symphysiodesis

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.


Surgical Techniques for Hip Luxation Repair