orthopedicsFixin: Basic Orthopedics Fracture Repair & Corrective Osteotomies

Sunday, June 4, 2017

8 am - 5:15pm
8 CE hours
Georgia Veterinary Medical Association
2200 Century Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345


Your Instructors

Dr. BenjaminoKevin P. Benjamino, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Benjamino is a board-certified surgeon and associate surgeon with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orange Park, Florida. He joined them in 2012 after spending three years as an associate surgeon at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. Dr. Benjamino completed his surgical residency at MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets in Columbus, Ohio, which is one of the leading private practice referral centers in the country. Dr. Benjamino has a special interest in orthopedic surgeries in particular arthroscopy, minimally invasive procedures, fracture repair, and joint arthroplasty. Other interests include soft tissue surgery (minimally invasive) and wound management. Dr. Benjamino has multiple peer-reviewed publications and has also been an invited speaker to local, national, and international meetings, as well as leading various orthopedic laboratories.


Dr. BealeBrian Beale, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Beale is a board-certified surgeon and co-owner with Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. He joined them in 1992 after completing his residency and serving on the faculty of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Beale has a special interest in arthroscopy, minimally-invasive fracture management, medical management of osteoarthritis, and perioperative pain management. He has authored many book chapters and scientific articles on these topics and is a coauthor of the Small Animal Arthroscopy textbook. Dr. Beale is a frequent invited speaker to local, national, and international meetings. He is a past-president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, past-president of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Education Foundation, and active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.


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Registration Fees:

Early Bird (before Friday, April 28th) - SAVES $75.00!
Standard Rate: $520
GVMA Member Rate: $420

Late Registration (after Thursday, April 27th)
Standard Rate: $595
GVMA Member Rate: $495

Course Description - 8 CE hours

Fracture repair and corrective osteotomies are common indications for bone plating in small animal orthopedics. Repair of comminuted fractures can be challenging when using anatomic reduction and internal fixation. A more simple method for repair of comminuted fractures is indirect reduction and bridging fixation.

The Fixin Bone Plating System is a locking plate system that is affordable and easy to use to repair most fractures and limb deformities. Applications using the Fixin system for treatment of joint disorders will also be briefly discussed to allow the attendees to become familiar with the versatility of the system.

Course includes: Lecture notes via thumb drive, dry lab session, wet lab session, and lunch. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.


Basic Course Program

08:00 - 08:05

Course Objectives
08:05 - 08:55 Fixin instruments, implants, and mechanics
08:55 - 09:40  Direct Fracture Reduction Lecture
09:40 - 09:50 Break
09:50 - 10:30 Lab 1 (Dry Lab)
  Direct reduction distal radius fracture
10:30 - 11:05  Indirect Fracture Reduction Lecture
11:05 - 11:55 Lab 2 (Dry Lab)
  Indirect reduction comminuted femur fracture
11:55 - 12:00 Questions and discussion
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 01:30 Lab 3 (Dry Lab)
  Tibia comminuted fracture
01:30 - 01:45 Break
01:45 - 02:45 Lab 4 (Wet Lab via Instructor)
  Surgical approach: radius, femur, tibia
02:45 - 03:45 Lab 5 (Wet Lab)
  Surgical approach & Plating: radius, femur, tibia
03:45 - 04:00 Fixin System – Common Joint Applications
04:00 - 04:45  Clinical Case
04:45 - 05:00 Post-operative care
05:00 - 05:15 Q&A, closing comments


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