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Minimally-Invasive Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery
Lecture and Laboratory

This program is now at capacity and registration is closed.

November 21, 2009 or November 22, 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Ill.

Please note the program on Saturday, November 21, 2009 is at capacity and a second date has been added for Sunday, November 22, 2009.

This course will address the principles of the TightRope CCL materials and technique, a step-by-step presentation of the surgical technique, and presentation of data regarding the clinical results of the technique in dogs.

The laboratory sessions include a dry lab demonstration of the technique, during which the participants will learn the technique on sawbones. The course registrants will then receive hands-on training in a wet lab, during which each person may perform the technique on a cadaveric canine stifle.

Registrants for this course should be comfortable and experienced with performing aseptic exploratory arthrotomy or arthroscopy of the canine stifle, as well as traditional cruciate stabilization techniques.

As a result of the course, registrants are expected to understand the principles of the technique, indications for using the technique, current evidence regarding clinical outcomes of the technique, and feel comfortable performing the technique in clinical patients.