We are happy to announce the INTRAUMA Courses – TPLO Course Fixin and DPO Course Fixin that will be held in Opatija, December 1 – 2, 2017.

This is a master level course suitable for veterinary surgeons with some previous experience in small animal orthopaedic surgery and internal fixation. After the course participants should be able to apply techniques they have learned. There will be opportunity during the laboratories and the seminars to have your questions answered. Participant interaction with the faculty is an important part of this two day course. The practical part for both techniques will practiced in both dry and wet labs.

The Course will be held in Grand Hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta
Ul. Viktora cara Emina 6, 51410, Opatija, Croatia

If you are interested in booking a room at the venue hotel, please contact Ms. Daria Papo directly at daria.papo@btravel.pro

Course objectives

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Recognize the clinical and radiographic indications for TPLO surgery
• Perform surgical planning for TPLO surgery
• Apply the principles of locking TPLO plate fixation
• Perform the surgical approach for combined stifle joint exploration and TPLO surgery
• Be familiar with the application of locking TPLO plates to stabilize the osteotomy

Course description
The goal of this course is for veterinary surgeons with an interest in orthopaedic surgery, to develop proficiency in the planning and successful execution of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy using Fixin implants for stabilization of the osteotomy. The didactic part of the workshop will cover the topics of clinical examination of the cruciate deficient stifle, concepts of TPLO and radiographic planning, surgical technique of locking TPLO plating, meniscal injury, outcome and complications of TPLO. The surgical technique of plate application will be practiced on plastic bone models. Following this will be a cadaver laboratory to review the surgical anatomy and approaches the stifle joint and perform TPLO surgery. During the workshop, there will be much opportunity for discussion of questions, concepts and problems with course faculty.

Target participants
This is a master level course suitable for veterinary surgeons with some previous experience in small animal orthopaedic surgery and internal fixation.

Course objectives

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Understand the pathophysiology of hip dysplasia and learning the correct protocol for a reliable early diagnosis
• Recognize the clinical and radiographic indications for DPO surgery
• Review the surgical anatomy for DPO surgery
• Perform a safe and minimally invasive DPO surgical technique, with dedicated instrumentation and Fixin implants
• Be able to prevent and manage intraoperative and postoperative complications

Course description
The goal of this workshop for veterinary surgeons with an interest in orthopaedic surgery, is to offer the opportunity to improve your knowledge and practical skills in case selection and surgical execution of DPO surgery using Fixin implants. The didactic part of the workshop will cover the topics of clinical examination and early radiographic screening for hip dysplasia, surgical planning and surgical technique of DPO. The surgical technique of plate application will be practiced on plastic bone models. Following this will be a cadaver laboratory to review the surgical anatomy, focusing particularly on the important nervous and vascular structures close to the osteotomy sites , and to perform DPO surgery. During the workshop, there will be much opportunity for discussion of questions, concepts and problems with course faculty.

Target participants
This is a master level course suitable for veterinary surgeons with some previous experience in small animal orthopaedic surgery and internal fixation.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
DPO (SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF JUVENILE HIP DYSPLASIA WITH DPO)

09:00 – 09:35 Early diagnosis of hip dysplasia in growing dogs

09:35 – 09:50 What’s different in DPO from TPO?


09:50 – 10:10 Surgical anatomy

10:10 – 10:30 Instrumentation for DPO and dedicated plates

10:30 – 11:15 Surgical technique of DPO

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:30 DPO Dry Laboratory (Group 1 & 2)

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch break


13:15 – 15:15 DPO Laboratory | Group 1 – DPO Wet Laboratory | Group 2 – Interactive case discussion
Postoperative care and follow-ups

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:30 DPO Laboratory | Group 2 – DPO Wet Laboratory | Group 1 – Interactive case discussion
Postoperative care and follow-ups

17:30 – 17:45 Outcome after DPO

17:45 – 18:15 Complications & Complication Management

18:15 Question and Discussion

18:30 End of the Course

20:30 Group Dinner

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017

08:30 – 08:50 Why and how dogs develop cruciate ligament rupture

08:50 – 09:10 Clinical diagnosis of partial and complete cruciate ligament rupture

09:10 – 09:30 Radiographic diagnosis of partial and complete cruciate ligament rupture and differential diagnosis

09:30 – 09:50 Description of the different surgical technique for cruciate ligament failure

09:50 – 10:10 Surgical anatomy of the knee joint

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:50 Radiographic planning for TPLO

10:50 – 11:20 Practical exercise on radiographic planning for TPLO

11:20 – 11:40 Implant design & instrumentation for TPLO

11:40 – 12:00 Meniscal lesions and treatment

12:00 – 12:45 Detailed description of the TPLO surgical technique

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:30 Practical excercise on TPLO: Wet Laboratory

14:30 – 14:50 Post-operative care and follow-up

14:50 – 15:20 Intra and post-operative complications in TPLO

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee Break

15:40 – 17:50 Practical Exercise TPLO: Wet Laboratory

17:50 – 18:20 TPLO in complex conditions (patellar luxation, excessive tibial slope, tibial malalignment)

18:20 – 18:50 Closing Discussion

SPEAKERS
• Luca Vezzoni
• Vladislav Zlatinov
• Vladislav Zlatinov
• Luca Vezzoni
• Vladislav Zlatinov

TABLE INSTRUCTORS
• Lea Kreszinger
• Zoran Lončar
• Marko Novak
• Marko Pećin

Luca Vezzoni
Luca Vezzoni, DVM

Graduated on September 27th, 2005 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma, with a graduation thesis on cementless total hip replacement in the dog. Since the same year he started working at Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni in Cremona mainly dealing with surgery, orthopedics and diagnostic imaging. In 2008 he spent a period of updating at Tufts University in Massachusetts following the work of Dr. Michael Kowaleski. In 2007 he started the residency program for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, under the supervision of Dr. Aldo Vezzoni for orthopedic surgery and Dr. Giorgio Romanelli for soft tissue surgery. Member of SIOVET, SCVI, SCIVAC ESVOT and AO Vet. Since 2008 he has been author of several lectures at national and international conferences.

Vladislav Zlatinov
Vladislav Zlatinov, DVM

Graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry- Sofia, 2005. Worked as general practitioner in private veterinary clinic for 4 years. Since 2009 Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Central Veterinary Clinic- Sofia.

Member: AOVET Active Member, Society of Radiology genetically influenced skeletal disorders in small animals eV (GRSK)- HD + ED. 2012- co- founder and part of the initiative committee of Bulgarian Association of Veterinary Orthpaedy Traumatology (BAVOT). At present vice-chairman in the association.

2015- board member of Veterinary Orthopedic and Neurology Group (VOG).

CPD training and recognition: four-week externship in Clinica Mediterraneo- Madrid, Spain. Supervised and trained by Dr. Miguel Ruiz Fundador and Dr. Margot Ruiz, 2007. Certification at BIOMEDTRIX Universal hip workshop- Bristol, UK. Implemented Biomedtrix THR and TPLO technique in Bulgaria, 2012..

Attended several AO-vet courses, including- Master class on advanced corrective osteotomies: Rear limb and Patellar luxation, Cremona, Italy, 2014.
AO fellowship, 8 weeks attendance at ClinicaVeterinaria Dr. Aldo Vezzoni, Cremona, Italy. Main attended surgeries: TPLO, Kyon THR, Limb alignment surgeries, 2015.

Lecturer/instructor at several local private workshops (Central Veterinary clinic)- “Stifle surgery”, “External skeletal fixation”; “Mikromed sponsored seminar- “Plate osteosynthesis” (2016); International speaker and table assistant 2017- “Advanced Orthopedic Workshop”- Optatija, Croatia; “Juvenile orthopedic diseases”, VOG – Zagreb; AO vet – “Small Animal Master Course – Special Focus on Small and Toy Breed Dogs” -Dubrovnik; AO vet faculty at “Masters in Small Animal –“TPLO”- Lisabon; main speaker at Sankt Petersburg International Vet Conference (Russia); Fracture Treatment seminar, Larnaca, Cyprus. Scientific organizer of 6 BAVOT congresses in Bulgaria- 2012 – 2017.

13 first-authored publications in local scientific journals (including online)- short articles and case reports. Several professional presentations at national continuing education events- BAVOT seminars and others. Main fields of work: managing referred surgical cases, needing advanced diagnostics and major interventions.

Area of interests, research: Small animal orthopaedics and traumatology; spinal and thoracic surgery, In depth: minimally invasive techniques, total hip replacement, bionics research, and limb-sparing surgery.

Please register through this link: REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Fees:
CSAVS//VOG Member – 650,00€
Non Member – 875,00 €

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: Participation in the Scientific Program of the Course, Course Materials, Coffee Breaks, Lunches, Group Dinner on December 1, 4 Points for Continuing Education (CVC), and VAT.

The course is limited to 24 participants. Registration fee payment will be taken into account for place reservation, not the registration date.

Daria Papo
BTravel d.o.o.
Maksimirska 112A, HR – 10000 Zagreb
ID kod: HR-AB-01-080988210
Tel: +385 1 6666 855

E-mail: daria.papo@btravel.pro