MS074S – Introduction to Orthopaedics Mini Series

£447.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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Are you unsure where to start with small animal orthopaedics? Would you like to develop your confidence in decision-making? This online course will increase your knowledge and confidence when dealing with your orthopaedic patients.

  • Join Scott Rutherford BVMS CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS for three 2-hour sessions
  • Case examples and essential practical tips from our expert tutor
  • Comprehensive notes to download
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • 12 Months access to recorded sessions
  • Watch at a time convenient to you
  • Superb value for money – learn without traffic jams or rota hassles
  • This Mini Series was originally broadcast in Nov-Dec 2014



Session 1

Lameness Assessment, Arthritis and Miscellaneous Orthopaedics

This first session is designed to provide a solid grounding in small animal orthopaedics and is aimed at increasing your confidence in diagnosing and recognising lameness in dogs. We will also discuss the diagnosis and management of common non-surgical orthopaedic problems in the dog. Leave the session with new skills and increased confidence!


Key points you will learn:

  • How to recognise hind limb and fore limb lameness
  • How to perform a good orthopaedic examination
  • How to diagnose and manage arthritis
  • Diagnosis and successful management of common non-surgical orthopaedic conditions, including panosteitis, hypertrophic osteodystrophy and craniomandibular osteopathy, puppy carpal laxity syndrome
  • How to diagnose and treat common muscle and tendon disorders
Session 2

Introduction to Fracture Surgery: What Should I Do in First Opinion Practice?


The second session will concentrate on decision-making and surgical treatment of common fractures that you are likely to face on a regular basis in practice (humeral condylar, pelvic, radius/ulna, femoral, tibial and physeal). Basic fracture planning and principles of fracture healing will be described. The correct use of pins, wires, screws and plates will be discussed. The importance of assessing the biological and mechanical environment of fractures will be illustrated.


Key points you will learn:

  • How to develop a fracture management plan
  • Understand  when a biological approach should be adopted
  • When to consider external coaptation
  • External skeletal fixation
  • Understand the correct use and indication of common orthopaedic implants
  • Delayed, non- and mal- unions
Session 3

Introduction to Joint Surgery: Getting Comfortable with Common Joint Diseases

This last session will focus on the diagnosis, decision-making and management of surgical and non-surgical common articular problems such as cranial cruciate disease, patella luxation, and elbow dysplasia.  You will get surgical tips and practical advice that will have a direct application in your daily practice.

Key points you will learn:

  • How to recognise and treat elbow dysplasia in practice
  • How to manage patellar luxation
  • How and when to treat cranial cruciate disease including meniscal injuries
  • Hip conditions and how to treat them



Course Feedback:

“Good clinical relevance for general practitioners, nice to have proper clarification of what does/doesn’t work and what is/isn’t backed by EBVM”

“It will help with a systematic approach to lameness assessment, and I’ll be able to give better advice for management of specific conditions”

Good notes and presentation, clear ideas. It will help in improvement of my ortho examination and up to date procedures to recommend to owners”


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD


*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.


*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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