that will be held in Opatija, June 8 – 9, 2018.

Target participants
This is a advanced-level course, suitable for veterinary surgeons with previous experience in small animal orthopedic surgery.

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

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Course description

The course provides a theoretical and practical approach to the radiographic method for evaluation the hind leg angular deformities. The course also introduces CORA methodology principles and presents an overview over the common surgical techniques, regarding patella luxation treatment with special focus on planing and execution of Distal Femoral Osteoromy (DFO) and Proximal Tibial Osteotomy (PTO). Except in- depth lecture teaching and interactive case discussions, the course applies also radiography planing exercises and DFO and PTO execution on plastic models.

Course objectives

On completion of this course, participants should be familiar with:
• the method for classifying and measuring limb deformities
• the CORA method and its application for hind leg bone deformities
• how to identify skeletal deformities underlying patellar luxation and plan corrective surgical interventions for different conditions associated with patella luxation
• how to perform DFO and PTO surgical techniques indicated for the different forms of luxation of the patella and other pelvic limb deformities

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Definitions and terminology in limb alignment

09:30 – 10:00 Introduction to CORA methodology

10:00 -10:30 Radiographic evaluation and measurements for femur and tibia deformities associated with patellar luxation, medial and lateral

10:30 -11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 -11:30 Lab 1: Radiographic measurements of normal femur and tibia on printed films

11:30 – 12:00 Assessment of limb deformities to identify who is responsible for patellar luxation

12:00 -13:00 Lab 2: Radiographic measurements of femoral and tibial deformities associated with medial patellar luxation on printed films

13:00 -14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30 Indications for Patellar Groove Replacement (PGR) vs Trochleoplasty 14:30 -15:00 Indications for Tibial Tuberosity Transposition (TTT) and surgical tips

15:00 -15:30 DFO (distal femoral osteotomy), planning of opening vs closed wedge

15:30 – 16:00 Indications for Distal Femoral Osteotomy (DFO) and surgical technique

16:00 -16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 -17:00 Lab 3: DFO: radiographic planning on digital films 17:00-18:00 Lab 4: DFO with Fixin plate: execution on plastic bones

18:00 -18:30 Closing Discussion


09:00 – 09:30 PTO (proximal tibial osteotomy), indications, planning and surgical technique

09:30 – 10:00 Adjunctive soft tissue techniques

10:00 – 10:30 Lab 5: PTO: radiographic planning on digital films

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Lab 6 PTO with Fixin plate: execution on plastic bones

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:00 Correction of femoral and tibial deformities in the growing dog

14:00 – 14:30 Treatment of patellar luxation and concurrent CrCL rupture

14:30 – 15:00 Recurrence of Patella luxation: what was wrong? A case-based investigation

15:00 – 15:30 Distal tibial deformities: diagnosis and treatment

15:30 – 16:00 Closing Discussion

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

• Igor Benčić
• Mario Kreszinger
• Zoran Lončar
• Marko Novak

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. General practitioner in private veterinary clinic. Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Central Veterinary Clinic- Sofia. Member: AOVET Active Member, GRSK, co- founder of BAVOT, Board member of VOG. CPD training: Clinica Mediterraneo, ESP (Dr. M. R. Fundador, Dr. M. Ruiz). BIOMEDTRIX Universal hip workshop, UK. AO fellowship: 8 weeks at Clinica Veterinaria Dr. A. Vezzoni, Cremona, IT. Lecturer / instructor at several courses and workshops. 13 first-authored publications in local scientific journals – short articles and case reports. Several presentations at education events. Area of interests: small animal orthopaedics and traumatology; spinal and thoracic surgery, minimally invasive techniques, THR, bionics and limb-sparing surgery.

Please register through this link: REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Fees:
CSAVS / VOG Member: 590,00 €
Non Member: 790,00 €

On site payment Member*: 690,00€
On site payment for Non Member*: 890,00 €

*On site payment will be charged from June 5, 2018.

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: Participation in the Scientific Program of the Course, Course Materials, Coffee Breaks, Lunches, Group Dinner on June 8, 4 Points for Continuing Education (CVC), and VAT.

The Course is limited to 15 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