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Instructor(s): Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR
MULT602-0115: Common Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Injuries
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
January 6-March 27, 2015
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 10 and 17, 2015; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
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*The instructor for this course will be using audio which will require
you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities,
please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in orthopedic and sports medicine injuries.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course will go through diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of common
musculoskeletal injuries seen in our canine (some feline cases will be
presented but the focus is on dogs) patients. The focus of this course
is practically relevant information that is applicable to everyday practice.
A large focus will be case presentations including video case presentations.
Diagnostic steps and tricks will be covered in-depth. Treatment options will
be covered in variable detail depending on how commonly a procedure is performed
in general practice. Advanced surgical treatments will only be covered to
the degree that is necessary to discuss these options with your clients.
The goal of the course is to give practical tips that help the participant
to identify and treat common canine and feline orthopedic problems.
This course consists of nine (9) 90-minute Real Time Sessions,
supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions,
and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course
test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to
Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- diagnose and make treatment recommendation for the injuries
listed in the Course Outline.
- explain the pros and cons of frequently utilized treatment
(surgical and non-surgical) techniques for these injuries.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
- Tobias KM, Spencer JA.
Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal, (2-Volume Set) 1st Edition. Saunders (2011).
Available in the VIN Bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99724
- Fossum TW.
Small Animal Surgery Expert Consult, 4th Edition. Mosby (2013).
Available in the VIN Bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=99787
- Piermattei DL, Flo G, Decamp C.
Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair, 4th Edition. Saunders (2006).
Available in the VIN Bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82099
- Zink CM, Van Dyke JB.
Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1st Edition. Wiley-Blackwell (2013).
Available in the VIN Bookstore: https://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=92921
Please remember to login when visiting the VIN Bookstore to ensure
you receive the VIN member discount.
About the Instructor:
Felix Duerr is originally from Germany and earned his veterinary degree at
the School of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover, Germany. After finishing his
veterinary degree, he completed a thesis at the same university followed by
an internship at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. After
completion of a surgical residency/masters program at Colorado State University
he became a Diplomate of the American and European College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Duerr worked in private practice for four years prior to joining Colorado
State University in 2011. Dr. Duerr became a Diplomate of the American College
of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2012. Dr. Duerr's research
focus is clinical studies aimed at improving animal health and quality of life
related to orthopedic problems. His clinical interests include sports medicine
and rehabilitation, cranial cruciate ligament injury, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia,
minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) and arthritis. Current research
projects include the development of novel gait analysis techniques, evaluation
of new treatment options for arthritis (surgical and non-surgical), and the
investigation of techniques to enhance bone healing.
(Real Time Session January 13, 2015):
Orthopedic Exam and Diagnostic Guidelines
Orthopedic exam (incl. diagnosis of sprains/strains),
diagnostic guidelines (such as conventional imaging vs. advanced imaging),
bandaging/splinting techniques and general arthritis treatment guidelines.
(Real Time Session January 20, 2015):
Distal Limb Injuries
Distal limb injuries (traumatic tendon injuries, Achilles tendon
pathology, sesamoid fractures, digit and metatarsal/carpal fractures)
carpal injuries (incl. hyperextension, chip fractures, partial/pancarpal
arthrodesis indications etc.) and tarsal injuries
(incl. OCD, collateral ligament injuries)
(Real Time Session January 27, 2015):
Elbow Injuries Part 1
Elbow dysplasia (diagnosis and coronoid disease)
(Real Time Session February 3, 2015):
Elbow Injuries Part 2
Elbow dysplasia (incongruity, OCD, UAP, types of ulna osteotomies,
salvage options for arthritic elbows) and traumatic injuries
(incl. fractures of radius/ulna)
(Real Time Session February 10, 2015):
Shoulder injuries (medial shoulder instability, OCD, biceps
tendinopathy, fibrotic myopathies of the infra/supraspinatus)
and traumatic injuries (incl. fractures of humerus/scapula)
(Real Time Session February 17, 2015):
Stifle Injuries Part 1
Cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) - diagnosis and treatment
(Real Time Session February 24, 2015):
Stifle Injuries Part 2
MPL, OCD, LDE-luxation and traumatic injuries (incl. fractures of tibia/femur)
*** BREAK - No Real Time Session on March 3rd ***
(Real Time Session March 10, 2015):
Hip Injuries Part 1
Diagnosis and treatment in juvenile patients
(Real Time Session March 17, 2015):
Hip Injuries Part 2
Diagnosis and treatment in adult patients, coxofemoral
luxation, fibrotic myopathies and traumatic pelvic injuries (incl. fractures)
CE Credits: 13
Member $273 ($246 early bird special if enrolled by December 23, 2014)
Non-Member $401 ($361 early bird special if enrolled by December 23, 2014)
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