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Workshop Event

2-Day Comprehensive TPLO Course

2-Day Comprehensive TPLO Course

When

6. April 2024 - 7. April 2024    
8:00 - 17:00

Where

USA - Hotel Chicago Downtown
Autograph Collection, River Room, 333 N Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60654

Info

Faculty: Dr. Elaine Holmes
CE Credits: to be advised
Language: English
Hands-On Training: Dry & Wet Lab
Course Fee: $ 2,000.00
Course Details
Course Fee $ 2,000.00
Course Language in English
CE Credits to be advised
Faculty Elaine Holmes, DVM, DACVS (SA)
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Course Description
Welcome to our comprehensive TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) course designed to equip veterinarians with advanced skills and knowledge in this crucial orthopedic procedure. TPLO has become the gold standard for treating cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in dogs, offering great outcomes and improved long-term joint stability.

Our course aims to provide a thorough understanding of TPLO principles, techniques, and surgical considerations through a blend of theoretical learning, practical demonstrations, and hands-on experience. Led by board certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. Elaine Holmes, participants will delve into the intricacies of TPLO surgery, from patient selection and preoperative planning to surgical execution and postoperative management.

Throughout the course, participants will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the biomechanics of the stifle joint, the pathophysiology of CCL rupture, and the rationale behind TPLO as a surgical solution.
  • Learn the principles of patient assessment, including diagnostic imaging modalities, physical examination findings, and the importance of individualized treatment plans.
  • Explore the surgical technique of TPLO step-by-step, covering key aspects such as osteotomy planning, plate selection, implant placement, and intraoperative decision-making.
  • Develop proficiency in managing intraoperative complications and addressing challenging cases, ensuring confident and successful outcomes.
  • Understand the principles of postoperative care, rehabilitation protocols, and long-term monitoring to optimize patient recovery and joint function.
  • Engage in hands-on practical sessions using anatomical models and cadaveric specimens, allowing for the application and refinement of surgical skills under expert guidance.
  • Participate in interactive discussions and case studies, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in managing TPLO cases effectively.
Instructor:  Dr. Elaine Holmes, DVM, DACVS (SA)

Dr. Elaine Holmes is a native of Michigan and graduated MSU CVM in 2007. She completed an internship at Texas A&M and surgery residency at University of Pennsylvania. She became a board certified surgeon in 2012. She has held positions as a Department Head, Internship Director, and Medical Director of a multi specialty and ER hospital and has performed over 1,000 TPLOs.

Elaine is heavily involved in the veterinary community. She is a part of the AVMA wellbeing education program. She has been an invited speaker, locally, nationally and internationally.

On a personal level, Dr. Holmes is a mother of two and enjoys cooking, hiking and travel.

 

Course Agenda   SATURDAY, Day 1
8:00 AM DIDACTIC

  • Introduction
  • TPLO History and Mechanics
  • Pre-Operative Planning
  • Stifle Explore and Meniscal Treatment / Decision Making
  • How to Perform TPLO, step by step
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM DIDACTIC

  • Post-Operative Radiographs and Assessment
  • Post-Operative care, Follow-up, and Rehabilitation
  • Expected Outcome
12:00 PM LUNCH
12:45 PM DIDACTIC

  • Complications: How to Manage and How to Prevent
  • Overview of Good Cases…
  • Establishing a Peer and Mentoring Network
  • Q&A
1:45 PM DEMO & DRY LAB
2:45 PM DEMO & WET LAB #1

  • Limb Positioning
  • Arthrotomy and Joint Evaluation
  • Practice Mensical Techniques
  • 1 TPLO Start to Finish
5:00 PM ADJOURN

 

Course Agenda   SUNDAY, Day 2
8:00 AM REVIEW AND Q&A
10:00 AM BREAK
10:15 AM WET LAB #2

  • Details of Jig Placement
  • Osteotomy Tips and Tricks
  • 1 TPLO Start to Finish
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:15 PM WET LAB #3

  • Examples of how things can go wrong intra-op
  • Practice finding Poplitieal Vessels
  • 1 TPLO Start to Finish
3:30 PM WRAP UP
5:00 PM ADJOURN