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MULT602-1113: Common Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Injuries
Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR
November 12, 2013-February 7, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Tuesdays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10, 17,
January 7, 14, 21 and 28; 9:30-11:00 pm ET USA
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in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
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 interested
in orthopedic and sports medicine injuries.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
This course will go through diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of common musculoskeletal
injuries seen in our canine (some feline cases will be presented by 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) ninety (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.
*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.
Please remember to login when visiting the VIN Bookstore to ensure you receive the VIN member discount.
About the Instructors:
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 November 19, 2013):
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 November 26, 2013):
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 December 3, 2013):
Elbow Injuries Part 1
Elbow dysplasia (diagnosis and coronoid disease)
(Real Time Session December 10, 2013):
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 December 17, 2013):
Shoulder injuries (medial shoulder instability, OCD, biceps tendinopathy, fibrotic myopathies
of the infra/supraspinatus) and traumatic injuries (incl. fractures of humerus/scapula)
*** BREAK - No Session December 24th ***
*** BREAK - No Session December 31st ***
(Real Time Session January 7, 2014):
Stifle Injuries Part 1
Cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) - diagnosis and treatment
(Real Time Session January 14, 2014):
Stifle Injuries Part 2
MPL, OCD, LDE-luxation and traumatic injuries (incl. fractures of tibia/femur)
(Real Time Session January 21, 2014):
Hip Injuries Part 1
Diagnosis and treatment in juvenile patients
(Real Time Session January 28, 2014):
Hip Injuries Part 2
Diagnosis and treatment in adult patients, coxofemoral luxation,
fibrotic myopathies and traumatic pelvic injuries (incl. fractures)
CE CREDITS: 13
Member $260 ($234 early bird special if enrolled by October 29, 2013)
Non-Member $382 ($344 early bird special if enrolled by October 29, 2013)
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at 5pm ET November 19, 2013 or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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