A Complete Intro to TPLO - Veterinarians

October 19 - 20, 2023

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Course Description

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You’re experienced in bone plating, and you’ve treated your share of cruciate ligament ruptures with Extracapsular suture stabilization. You’re wondering … are you ready for TPLO?  … does it make sense for your patients who won’t/can’t accept a referral?  There’s only one way to find out … come learn about the concepts, fundamentals and techniques of the TPLO.

TPLO is a proven technique to treat the diseased cranial cruciate ligament in dogs of all sizes.  TPLO stabilizes the stifle dynamically by eliminating cranial tibial thrust during weight-bearing. In this specially designed introductory course, you’ll learn the rationale for TPLO and the fundamentals of the TPLO technique.  You will perform stifle arthrotomy, meniscal treatment and TPLO using plastic bone models and cadaveric specimens.

After this course, let us help you decide what “next steps” make sense for you and your practice.

You should have a basic knowledge of stifle anatomy and experience with surgical approach to the stifle and bone plate application before attending this course.

Open to technicians to attend with a veterinarian from their practice (1 technician per veterinarian)

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Questions? Contact [email protected] 

Category

Orthopedics

Instructors

Dr. Kenneth Bruecker

Dr. Kate Barnes

Dr. Alberto Gines

Race Approved CE

21 Hours (3.0. Hours Online, 18.0 Hours In-Person)

Cost

$2,395.00

Course Type

Hybrid

Dr. Kenneth Bruecker

DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR

Dr. Bruecker graduated from the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After one year of general small animal practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Bruecker completed an additional year of clinical internship at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. He received his master of science degree at the completion of a three year surgical residency at Colorado State University and moved back to Ventura County in 1988 to establish specialty veterinary care. Dr. Bruecker is Founder of the Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group in Ventura, California. Dr. Bruecker has provided regular surgical support for practices in the state of Hawaii since 1996. In 2017, Dr. Bruecker founded COVE (Continuing Orthopedic Veterinary Education) and is an invited speaker through out the global veterinary community. He is an active participate in working groups on elbow dysplasia, shoulder injuries, advanced techniques in small animal arthroscopy and cranial cruciate ligament repair. He has been an innovator in the development of many new surgical techniques and orthopedic implants. He holds a patent for the first locking Triple Pelvic Osteotomy plate used to treat hip dysplasia. The first Board Certified Surgeon in California to also become Board Certified in Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation, Dr. Bruecker's primary clinical interests are spinal surgery, sports medicine, minimally invasive orthopedics and advanced orthopedics. He is well respected for his expertise in arthroscopy, limb deformity, disorders of the knee, fracture management and disorders of the spine. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on Wobbler syndrome, treatment of intervertebral disk degeneration, spinal fracture management and orthopedics. Dr. Bruecker is a past program chair of Neurosurgery for The Annual Surgical Summit for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a past program chair for The Annual Surgical Summit for the technician program for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He served as the orthopedics program director for The Annual Surgical Summit of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004 and 2005. He was also program director for orthopedics, pain management and anesthesia for the 2006 American Veterinary Medical Association annual symposium. He is the Co-Chair for the AOVet North America Sports Medicine and Traumatology course in 2019 and 2021. He was the Co-Chair for the AO Vet North America Spinal Surgery Masters Course in 2020 and AO vet North America Surgical Management of Sport Injuries. He is the past program chair for the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE) from 2005 through 2018. He is Small Animal Orthopedics Program Chair for the Western Veterinary Conference from 2016 through 2022. He is a past Executive Board Member (2004-2007) and is Past-President (2014-2015) of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. He is a member of the AOVet North America Education Committee and a mentor/coach for new AOVet faculty. Due largely to his commitment to education and training, Dr. Bruecker was chosen as the Veterinarian of the Year by the California Veterinary Medical Association in 2004. The Bruecker family owns and operates avocado and citrus farms in Ventura County. His personal interests are classic cars and a variety of outdoor activities.

Dr. Kate Barnes

DVM, DACVS

Kate Barnes is a native of Connecticut and obtained her veterinary degree from Oregon State University. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship and Cornell University and then a small animal surgery residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Post residency, she moved to Baton Rouge and spent 2 and a half years as faculty at Louisiana State University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University. She has written and published multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and enjoys teaching both on the clinic floor and in the classroom.

Dr. Alberto Gines

DVM, DECVS, MRCVS

Dr. Alberto Gines graduate from Universidad de Extremadura, Spain in 1998. After few years working in private practice and as a clinical instructor in small animal surgery at the Universidad de Extremadura, decided to move to UK, where he did an intership and residency in small animal surgery at the University of Bristol. ECVS diplomate, Dr. Gines worked as specialist at the University of Sydney and as an assistant professor in small animal orthopedics at the North Carolina State University. Currently is working as assistant professor in small animal orthopedics at Louisiana State University. Dr. Gines has been involved with teaching courses in USA, UK, Mexico and Spain and he has been lecturing at national and international surgical meetings.

Northern Colorado and the City of Fort Collins offer many great indoor and outdoor activities to explore. For an up-to-date list of activities, visit their website.

Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course. If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 60 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.

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