June 30-July 2, 2019
CE Hours: 24 | Available Seats: 24
Instructor: Dr. Brian Beale, DVM, DACVS

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About This Course

Limb deformity is a common problem seen in dogs. Common examples include radius curvis and valgus deformity and distal femoral varus deformity with concurrent medial patellar luxation. Surgical correction should be considered if the deformity is placing excessive force on the joints of the limb or if functional problems occur. This excessive force can lead to lameness, joint pain, joint incongruency, joint luxation, instability and osteoarthritis. This course will help surgeons make decisions on when and how to correct limb deformity using a simple and reliable technique.

Recently, the Center of Rotation of Angulation (CORA) methodology has been described for use in deformity planning and correction. Utilizing radiographs of normal dogs, breed specific joint reference angle ranges have been developed, and these can be used to aid in the planning of deformity correction. Corrective osteotomy techniques to be discussed include opening wedge, closing wedge, cuneiform, radial and dynamic. Osteotomies can be stabilized using a variety of techniques including conventional bone plates, locking plates and external fixators.

This course will focus on stabilization of osteotomies using locking plate technology. Locking plates are easy and quick to apply, have decreased complications and are affordable. Following lecture and case review, participants will plan and repair limb deformities in lab. Conditions to be discussed include deformities of the radius/ulna, femur and tibia. Postoperative radiographs will be used to assess participants' surgical accuracy and provide a means for improving your technique.  

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for veterinarians interested in providing a higher level of surgical treatment. This course is appropriate for specialists, residents, interns and general practitioners with an interest in improving their orthopedic knowledge and skills.


  • Date(s): June 30-July 2, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery - Ortho
  • Skill Level: Basic
  • Enrollment Capacity: 24
  • CE Hours: 24

Learning Objectives

  1. Update their knowledge on practical surgical techniques and procedures

  2. Increase confidence levels when performing various soft tissue and orthopedic surgery procedures.

  3. Gain a better knowledge of the regional anatomy related to each surgical procedure

  4. Better understand how to perform each surgical technique through extensive use of video case examples coupled with hands-on laboratory practice

  5. Realize that many soft tissue and orthopedic surgery procedures are possible to perform in practice

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Brian Beale, DVM, DACVS
University of Florida



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  2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
  3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
  4. Plenty of sunscreen.
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Participant Reviews

“Excellent Course. I feel capable of doing all of these procedures following the instruction given. Great materials to take home for refresher, as well. Thank you.”
Practical Techniques in Soft Tissue Surgery Course Participant