Practical Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA): Safety-focused Techniques, Training, Instrumentation and Support

This course is designed for the orthopedically-inclined general practicing veterinarian, surgical interns / residents, and veterinary surgeons looking to add a safety-focused Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) technique to their skill set. Technicians will be allowed to attend with their veterinarian and will receive instruction and lectures appropriate to instrumentation as well.
$1,195.00

Course Date: May 30, 2020
Registration Fee: $1195

This course is designed for the orthopedically-inclined general practicing veterinarian, surgical interns / residents, and veterinary surgeons looking to add a safety-focused Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) technique to their skill set. The Ossability TTA combines biotechnology advances, clever engineering and one-of-a-kind veterinarian-support to introduce a TTA that is focused upon efficacy with risk mitigation. As a course registrant, you will be given online access to course preparation materials in advance of the May 30, 2020 workshop.  The course will include lecture discussions, plastic bone model rehearsals, and cadaveric training for stifle arthrotomy and TTA surgical skills acquisition and refinement. Postoperative radiographs will be made for review.

Agenda

7:45 – 8:15 am - BREAKFAST
8:15 – 8:30 am - Welcome & Course Overview
8:30 – 9:30 am - Laboratory 1: TTA Technique (plastic bone model)
9:30 – 9:45 am - BREAK
9:45 – 10:30 am - TTA Concepts, Decision support; Ossability TTA System; CrCL Dx
10:30 – 10:45 am - BREAK
10:45 – 11:30 am - Laboratory 2: TTA Technique (plastic bone model)
11:30 – 12:15 pm - Patient & Surgeon Prep; Draping; Medial Arthrotomy & Meniscus evaluation & treatment
12:15 – 1:00 pm - LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 pm - Laboratory 3: Patient & Surgeon Prep; Draping;
Medial arthrotomy; meniscal evaluation & treatment (cadaver)
2:00 – 2:30 pm - TTA Technique & Decision Support
2:30 – 2:45 pm - BREAK
2:45 – 3:45 pm - Laboratory 3: TTA Technique (cadaver)
3:45 – 5:00 pm - Laboratory 4: TTA Technique (start to finish) (cadaver)
5:00 – 5:15 pm - BREAK
5:15 – 6:00 pm - Radiograph Review & Closing Remarks
6:00 pm - CONCLUSION

At the conclusion of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • Explain how to diagnose cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) disease
  • Properly position a patient for TTA planning radiographs
  • Describe the biomechanical principles behind TTA for stabilization of the CrCL-deficient stifle
  • Demonstrate appropriate patient & surgeon preparation for stifle surgery
  • Perform a medial arthrotomy, debride the CrCL and visualize & probe the medial meniscus in a canine cadaver
  • Follow a customized, patient-specific, TTA surgical plan provided by Ossability Decision Support (from TTA planning radiographs) to properly perform a TTA on a canine cadaver

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