Ultrasound-guided Orthopaedic Injection Techniques & Therapies - A 2-Day Practical Course

Periode: 18/03/2017 19/03/2017
Locatie: Kasterlee
Ultrasonography has become a crucially important diagnostic imaging modality in Equine Orthopaedics and most Equine Practitioners nowadays have access to the necessary equipment. A growing number of equine orthopaedic specialists have furthermore extended the use of ultrasonography creatively to assist with injection techniques and to facilitate minimally invasive surgery. This 2-day practical course has been developed to provide equine and mixed animal practitioners who have experience with ultrasonography, with the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills of performing ultrasound-guided orthopaedic injections and ultrasound-assisted surgical techniques, covering all regions of the musculoskeletal apparatus of the horse. Whole horses will be used to recreate a scenario as it might be encountered in live horses. A review of conventional and biologic treatment modalities for orthopaedic conditions will round the course up.

In the mornings the following topics will be covered in highly-illustrated lectures and case presentations (in English, with Flemish & French Moderation):

How to get the most out of your ultrasound machine
Principles of Ultrasound-Guidance
Ultrasound-Guided Tendon & Ligament Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections of the Limbs (incl. hip & shoulder joints)
Ultrasound-Guided Bursal Injections
Cervical Facet Joint Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Back Injections
Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques
Ultrasound-Guided Surgery
Conventional Systemic & Intra-Articular Joint Therapies
What’s the latest on Regenerative Therapies?
Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures.

In the afternoon, 7 hours of practical sessions will give attendees plenty of opportunity to train the different injection techniques on whole horses and specimens and to get tips and tricks in small groups (2 – 4 attendees per ultrasound machine), all under the supervision of the specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following practical stations:

Tendon & Ligament Injections
US-guided Upper Limb Joint Injections
US-guided Back Injections – Interspinous & Articular Facet Joint Injections
Cervical Facet Joint Injections
Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Injection Techniques
US-guided Navicular Bursa Injections & Surgical Techniques
The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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