Improve International Wet-Lab 28 May 2021
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This course will bring together the latest techniques enabling you to effectively treat cranial cruciate failures and patellar luxations

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


Fri, 28 May

Full Day

Stifle disease - Cranial cruciate ligament disease featuring MMP and patellar luxation featuring RidgeStop

Includes sawbone and cadaver session and models to take away


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.

Stifle Disease: Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
Featuring MMP

MMP is a surgical technique for treatment of lameness caused by failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL).

Named after a human surgeon, Dr. P Maquet, the MMP is a form of TTA and uses a pure titanium foam wedge to advance and fix the tuberosity. The MMP was developed to make Tibial Osteotomy surgery more widely available to surgeons.

Course Agenda

  • Pathology and diagnosis of cranial cruciate ligament disease

  • Treatment options for CCL disease and meniscal injury

  • OrthoFoam™ – the bone ingrowth implant

  • MMP technique

  • Key steps of procedure

  • MMP variations

  • Difficult cases

  • Dealing with complications

  • MMP sawbone practical

  • MMP cadaver practical (course dependent)

The MMP procedure allows for short surgery time, short convalescence, can be more cost effective and outcomes are similar to those of TPLO*

*“Outcome after Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy and Modified Maquet Procedure in Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture”
Authors: Knebel J, et al VCOT 2020 Apr 21. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701502.

Stifle Disease: Patellar Luxation
Featuring RidgeStop™

RidgeStop™ is employed as an adjunct procedure when re-alignment operations such as tibial tuberosity transposition or much less commonly distal femoral ostectomy have been performed.

The aim of the surgery is to make sure that the patellar slides up and down within its groove, without slipping to one side or the other; the cause of discomfort and lameness.

Unlike other procedures for patellar luxation where the joint surface has to be cut, this is a much less traumatic procedure, as well as being more effective.

Course Agenda

  • Patellar luxation pathophysiology

  • Patellar luxation including tibial tuberosity transposition

  • The concept of RidgeStop™

  • RidgeStop™ and TTT sawbone practical

  • RidgeStop™ and TTT cadaver practical (course dependent)


Sheffield - Improve International (North)

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

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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 & EU Specialist in Small Animal Surgery


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