Surgical Treatment of Common Conditions of the Canine Knee (ExCap + MPL) for Veterinarians - July 18-20, 2022


Early Bird Special: Register by 5/18/22 and save $200

RACE Approved CE Hours: 24 hours

Course Description:

We get it … you see a lot of canine lameness caused by cranial cruciate ligament diseases and/or medial patellar luxation!  Not all of those clients are willing or able to accept a referral. Rather than watching your patients struggle with lifelong mobility limitations and pain, you can learn to treat those patients and identify, proactively, who is likely to respond well to your therapies.  

This course will provide practical, up-to-date, information on the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency and patellar luxation. Lectures and labs will emphasize case selection for techniques that can be readily performed in your practice!   Participants will also learn how to differentiate partial versus complete tears of the CrCL.   

The course will include sections on extracapsular stifle stabilization (using easy-to-insert bone anchors & braided suture), treatment of meniscal tears, meniscal release and treatment of MPL using the latest technology and surgical techniques. You will also learn how to treat CrCL in patients having concurrent MPL. You will perform all these different techniques on plastic bone models followed by repeating them on cadavers. Postoperative radiographs will be made to assess and discuss nuances of your technique with our helpful and friendly orthopedic experts. Postoperative management will also be discussed. 

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Dr. Don Hulse

Don Hulse Dr. Don Hulse graduated from Texas A&M in 1970 and completed his surgical training at Kansas State University in 1973. Commencing in 1970 and continuing until his appointment as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Texas A&M University in 1984, Dr.Hulse served as a clinician in general practice and as a Staff Surgeon at Louisiana State University and Oklahoma State University. Hulse successfully fulfilled the requirements for admission into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1977. He is a recognized leader in veterinary orthopedics and is frequently an invited speaker at National and International Veterinary conferences. Hulse has developed techniques commonly used for treatment of bone and joint disorders in dogs and is a co-author of Small Animal Arthroscopy. Hulse’s clinical research interests focus on minimally invasive surgery for joint disorders and for fracture treatment.

Dr. Laura E Peycke

Dr Laura E Peycke is a Clinical Professor of surgery at TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her DVM from Louisiana State Univerity School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr Peycke completed a small animal surgical residency from Lousiana State University and received her American College of Veterinary Surgeons board certificaton in 2004. Dr Peycke joined the Department of Small Animal Clinical Science at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr Peycke was hired as a clinical track professor and provides senior clinican support of the orthopedic, soft tissue and general surgery services and teaches veterinary students in these respective disciplines. Dr Peycke’s focus is primarily clinical teaching and clinical service; however, she has been involved in leadership and committee positions in teaching and is involved in continuing education outside of the hospital. Dr Peycke also received a second specialty board certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. She presently serves as a faculty advisor and as ACVS program director for the small animal surgical residency program at TAMU.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy

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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