Improve International Wet-Lab 24 Apr 2020
Workshops & Events

We’re not just selling products, we hold a variety of veterinary orthopaedic workshops and events throughout the year both in the UK and the United States.

View Workshops & Events
Resources

We have a vast range of support material developed to provide you with tips & techniques which will revolutionise your veterinary surgical techniques

View all Resources

A full day covering MMP for TTA and RidgeStop for Patella Luxation cadaver workshop

Each workshop is pitched at a level suitable for all veterinary surgeons and general practitioners at every stage of their professional development

Sessions

Fri, 24 Apr

Full day

OrthoFoam MMP Wedge for TTA and RidgeStop for Patella Luxation

Includes sawbone and cadaver session and models to take away

Workshops

Full & half day, hands on workshops

Each workshop gives participants the chance to carry out procedures on plastic models or cadavers, under the instruction of highly regarded tutors.


OrthoFoam™ MMP Wedge for TTA (1/2 Day am)
An evolution of the TTA procedure for treatment of lameness due to cranial cruciate failure.

The Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) is an evolution of the TTA procedure for treatment of lameness due to cranial cruciate failure.

The course is in two parts: a lecture based introduction followed by a practical session using synthetic bone models of the stifle, animations and video support material will also be used. The development of the technique, implants and associated instrumentation will be described and a detailed review of surgical technique and clinical outcomes will cover all aspects of MMP.

The benefits of RidgeStop:

  • Titanium, porous wedge replaces existing TTA systems
  • Open-pore titanium encourages bone growth
  • Simplified procedure
  • 20 – 25 minute surgical time with short convalescence
  • Can be used on small, large and giant breeds

During this session we will cover:

  • Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of TTA’s
  • An introduction to MMP and OrthoFoam™
  • Advancement of the 90° patella tendon angle - the controversies
  • How to perform an MMP procedure with confidence
  • Clinical experience and publications
  • Dry bone practical session

By the end of this course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • Why we’ve developed another cruciate sugery technique
  • Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of MMP
  • Case selection for MMP
  • Ability to perform MMP procedure
RidgeStop™ for Patella Luxation (1/2 Day pm)
RidgeStop™ - a novel surgical technique for treatment of patella luxation.

This simple, affordable alternative to sulcoplasty surgery that can be used alone, as the sole treatment for patella luxation, or as an adjunct to re-alignment operations.

The course is in two parts: a lecture based overview of the pathogenesis and treatment selection in patella luxation and a review of current surgical treatment options. This will be followed by an introduction to RidgeStop™, its application and case presentations, before a practical session where delegates will learn to use the RidgeStop™ instrumentation and implants on a synthetic bone model of a stifle.

The benefits of RidgeStop:

  • Quick and simple procedure
  • Minimally traumatic
  • Consistent ridge height achieved
  • Effective barrier enables patella tracking
  • Reversible procedure

During this session we will cover:

  • Overview of patella luxation pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis and current surgical treatments for patella luxation
  • Classifying the degree of luxation and associated deformitie
  • The development and rationale of RidgeStop™
  • The RidgeStop™ procedure
  • Dry bone practical session

By the end of this course delegates should have an understanding of:

  • The aims of sulcoplasty
  • Treatment selection in patella luxation
  • The concept of RidgeStop™
  • Complete confidence to carry out RidgeStop™ procedure

Venue

Sheffield - Improve International (North)

8 Smithy Wood Drive, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 1QN

Visit Website

No Map Preview

Trainers

Taught by world leading experts

The following leading experts lecture our workshops and use our products. Confirmation of who is teaching on the day will be determined closer to the date of the event.

Scott Rutherford

BVMS, CertSAS, DipECVS, MRCVS, RCVS and European Specialist in Small Surgery

Tickets

Book online today

Tickets need to be purchased from the event organiser. To book tickets follow the link below to the organisers website.

Already know the product code? Quickly add products to your basket...