Advanced Fracture Repair – August 26-28, 2020

This course covers techniques to repair more difficult comminuted shaft fractures of the humerus and femur, as well as the principles of articular fracture repair methods to treat common fractures of the elbow and hip.

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Course Dates: August 26-28, 2020

RACE Approved: 22 hours (Program: 39600)

Registration Fee: $2,100

Course Description

Are you comfortable with repair of simple fractures? Are you looking to move to the next level and take on more challenging fracture repair? If so, this is the course for you. This course teaches techniques used to repair more difficult comminuted shaft fractures of the humerus and femur. This course also teaches the principles of articular fracture repair methods to treat common fractures of the elbow and hip. Fractures involving the joint surface require anatomic reduction and rigid stabilization to reduce the chance of osteoarthritis and produce a positive outcome. Participants will learn techniques used to repair pelvic fractures and sacro-iliac luxation. This course will familiarize participants with advanced fracture repair techniques through lecture and clinical case presentations. Following lecture and case review, participants will repair fractures on plastic bone models and cadavers. Post-operative radiographs will be taken to evaluate the participants' repair technique.


David Dycus, DVM, MS, CCRP Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Dr. Dycus attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for his veterinary degree, Auburn University for a small animal rotating internship, and Mississippi State for a combined surgical residency and Masters degree. Dycus is frequently asked to lecture locally, nationally, and internationally. He has given over 100 continuing education lectures and taught over 50 laboratories. He has published numerous research articles and authored or co-authored several book chapters. He was named by as one of the 10 veterinarians to watch in 2018. Dycus is a frequent contributor for updates in orthopedics to several veterinary websites and magazines. Dycus has also been featured on Sirius XMs Doctor Radio’s segment on Pet Health and Orthopedics. His passion for teaching has allowed Dycus to become a laboratory instructor for the CBLO, TPLO, extra-capsular stabilization, medial patella luxation, and fracture repair. He is on faculty for AO, and is an orthopedic consultant for VIN.

Along with being a scientific reviewer for multiple journals, he serves on the editorial review board for Veterinary Surgery, the official publication of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons. He has previously held an appointment on the research committee for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Currently, Dycus is on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is a council member for the Association for Veterinary Orthopedic Research and Education (AVORE).

Dycus became a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner through the University of Tennessee in 2015. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute (VSMRI), an online veterinary rehabilitation learning platform. In addition he practices orthopedic surgery at the Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine (VOSM) group in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.


Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Course objectives- Dr. Caleb Hudson

1:05 p.m. – Direct and Indirect Fracture Reduction: A Review- Dr. Caleb Hudson

2:00 p.m. – Break

2:15 p.m. – Laboratory 1: Direct Reduction Humeral Condyle Fracture-  Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

4:20 p.m. – Mid and Distal Humeral Shaft Fractures and Surgical Approach- Dr. Caleb Hudson

5:00 p.m. – Conclusion


Thursday, August 27th, 2020

7:30 am – Breakfast 

8 a.m. – Radiographic Review- Humeral Condyle Fractures- Dr. Caleb Hudson

9 a.m. – Laboratory 2: Direct and Indirect Reduction Humeral Shaft Fracture- Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

11:30 a.m. – Proximal Femur Fractures and FHO- Dr. David Dycus

12 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Laboratory 3: FHO and Direct Reduction Femoral Neck Fracture- Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

2:45 p.m – Break

3:00 p.m. – Sub-Trochanteric Femur Fracture- Dr. Caleb Hudson

3:30 p.m. – Laboratory 4: Sub-Trochanteric Femur Fracture- Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

5:30 p.m. – Conclusion


Friday, August 28th, 2020

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast

8 a.m. – Radiographic Review- Day 2- Dr. David Dycus

9 a.m. – Ilial Fractures- Dr. David Dycus

9:30 a.m. – Laboratory 5: Direct Reduction Ilial Fracture-- Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

11:30 a.m. – Sacroiliac Luxation- Dr. Caleb Hudson

12 p.m. – Lunch

1 p.m. – Laboratory 6: SI Luxation-- Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

2:45 p.m – Break

3:00 p.m. – Acetabular Fractures- Dr. David Dycus

3:20 p.m. – Laboratory 7: Direct Reduction Acetabular Fracture- Dr. Caleb Hudson and Dr. David Dycus

5 p.m. – Conclusion


Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.

  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, we are not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

  • Refunds are available for cancellations made 35 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.

Additional Information

  • A light breakfast and lunch each day is included.