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ADVANCED COURSE, 8.6. - 9.6. 2018




Venue: Opatija, CROATIA, HOTEL 4 Opatijska cvijeta

The course will be lead by: dr. Luca Vezzoni (ITA) and dr. Vladislav Zlatinov (BG)


Day 1

08:00-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Definitions and terminology in limb alignment

09:30-10:00 Introduction to CORA methodology

10:00-10:30 Radiographic evaluation and measurements for femur and tibia deformities associated with patellar luxation, medial and lateral

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:30 Lab 1: Radiographic measurements of normal femur and tibia on printed films

11:30- 12:00 Assessment of limb deformities to identify who is responsible for patellar luxation

12:00-13:00 Lab 2: Radiographic measurements of femoral and tibial deformities associated with medial patellar luxation on printed films

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00- 14-30 Indications for Patellar Groove Replacement (PGR) vs Trochleoplasty 14:30-15:00 Indications for Tibial Tuberosity Transposition (TTT) and surgical tips 15:00-15:30 DFO (distal femoral osteotomy), planning of opening vs closed wedge

15:30- 16:00 Indications for Distal Femoral Osteotomy (DFO) and surgical technique

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:00 Lab 3: DFO: radiographic planning on digital films 17:00-18:00 Lab 4: DFO with Fixin plate: execution on plastic bones 18:00-18:30 Closing Discussion

Day 2

09:00- 09:30 PTO (proximal tibial osteotomy), indications, planning and surgical technique

9:30-10:00 Adjunctive soft tissue techniques

10:00-10:30 Lab 5: PTO: radiographic planning on digital films

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Lab 6 PTO with Fixin plate: execution on plastic bones

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:00 Correction of femoral and tibial deformities in the growing dog

14:00-14:30 Treatment of patellar luxation and concurrent CrCL rupture

14:30-15:00 Recurrence of Patella luxation: what was wrong? A case-based investigation 15:00-15:30 Distal tibial deformities: diagnosis and treatment

15:30-16:00 Closing Discussion


LUCA VEZZONI Graduated on September 27th, 2005 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma, with a graduation thesis on cementless total hip replacement in the dog. Since the same year he started working at Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni in Cremona mainly dealing with surgery, orthopedics and diagnostic imaging. In 2008 he spent a period of updating at Tufts University in Massachusetts following the work of Dr. Michael Kowaleski. In 2007 he started the residency program for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, under the supervision of Dr. Aldo Vezzoni for orthopedic surgery and Dr. Giorgio Romanelli for soft tissue surgery. Member of SIOVET, SCVI, SCIVAC ESVOT and AO Vet. Since 2008 he has been author of several lectures at national and international conferences.

VLADISLAV ZLATINOV Graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry- Sofia, 2005. General practitioner in private veterinary clinic. Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at Central Veterinary Clinic- Sofia. Member: AOVET Active Member, GRSK, co- founder of BAVOT, Board member of  VOG. CPD training: Clinica Mediterraneo, ESP (Dr. M. R. Fundador, Dr. M. Ruiz). BIOMEDTRIX Universal hip workshop, UK. AO fellowship: 8 weeks at Clinica Veterinaria Dr. A. Vezzoni, Cremona, IT. Lecturer / instructor at several courses and workshops. 13 first-authored publications in local scientific journals - short articles and case reports. Several presentations at education events. Area of interests: small animal orthopaedics and traumatology; spinal and thoracic surgery, minimally invasive techniques, THR, bionics and limb-sparing surgery.