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Minimally Invasive Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery
Lecture & Laboratory

February 19, 2011
Glen Carbon, Illinois

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.

  8:00 a.m.. Course Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Hawthorn Animal Hospital
5 Cougar Dr., Glen Carbon, Ill.
  8:30 a.m. Background
Dr. Dominique Griffon
  9:15 a.m. TightRope Technique
Dr. Dominique Griffon
  10:00 a.m. Break
  10:15 a.m. Results
Dr. Robert Cook
  11:00 a.m. Practical Tips
Dr. Robert Cook
  11:15 a.m. Hands-On Laboratory
Dry Lab Exercise Using Sawbones
  12:30 p.m. Lunch
  1:30 p.m. Hands-On Laboratory
  3:00 p.m. Q&A Session
  3:30 p.m. Adjourn