Cranial Closing Wedge Osteotomy

Approved for 9 CVE credits
Cranial Closing Wedge Osteotomy (CCWO) has become a popular technique for the treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs that have a steep tibial plateau or joint angle, such as West Highland Terriers. It can also be a preferred method of treatment in smaller dogs where techniques like TTA may be difficult. In the morning session we cover the key objectives before practising the technique on saw bone and then in the wet lab for a hands-on practical.

Speakers: Dr Kinley Smith MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVA PhD MRCVS

What previous delegates have said: 
"The quality of the speakers and wetlabs are equivalent to any I have attended in UK & Europe. Well to all involved. Excellent CPD." 


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Cranial Closing Wedge Osteotomy


Course Objectives:
To understand the biomechanics of the cruciate ligament deficient stifle and cranial closing wedge Osteotomy
To understand patient assessment and the selection of candidates for CCWO
To understand pre-operative surgical planning and implant selection
To develop familiarisation with and appropriate use of instrumentation
To understand the postoperative management of patients
To identify potential complications and how to avoid/deal with them
To learn and practice the surgical technique taught in a dry lab and wet lab