Scil Animal Care Company Inc. of Gurnee, Ill., has added Internal Fracture Fixation and TPLO Made Easy to its continuing education course offerings. Registration for the courses, which are available through Scilvet Academy, begins Jan. 1.
The Internal Fracture Fixation class will review classifications and nomenclature of fractures, bone healing, fracture forces and selecting appropriate implants. The lecture portion will also discuss power equipment, the surgical techniques involved with the use of implant plates, screws, IM pins and wires.
In the hands-on workshop, the attendee will perform repairs of selected fractures of the humerus, radius/ulna and femur/tibia. The workshop will close with a discussion of postoperative care.
“This basic course will give the veterinarian the skills necessary to make appropriate decisions in handling fracture cases and repairing them in their own clinic,” said Jeff Mayo, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, a Scil CE instructor. “The course will set the foundation for pursuing more advanced techniques.”
The TPLO Made Easy class will focus on evaluating and diagnosing canine cruciate disease. Components of the TPLO saw, implant system and appropriate implant sizes will also be discussed.
The hands-on workshop will cover surgical techniques involved in performing the TPLO osteotomy by using bone models. The workshop will also address how to monitor the recovery and rehabilitation process successfully, according to the company.
“Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is the most common orthopedic ailment seen in the veterinary practice,” Dr. Mayo said. “The TPLO Made Easy course is designed to introduce the essential information needed for the general practitioner to implement this surgical procedure in their practice.”
Scil reported that it will support the course attendees with detailed procedure instructions and best practices, in-clinic training and a full line of Aesculap surgical tools and implants designed to support these orthopedic surgeries.
The company will continue to offer its Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Workshop.