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Orthopaedic Surgery 2 | The Forelimb

This lecture by Rob Petitt will be available in 3 locations;

Cork          1st June, 12.30 - 20.30
Limerick    9th October, 12.30 - 20.30
Dublin       10th October, 09.30 - 17.30

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Click on the below headings to download the notes
Carapal & Pedal Lameness
Clinical examination of the dog with thoracic limb lameness
Elbow dysplasia notes

This course will take a very pragmatic look at the methods to diagnose forelimb lameness in a practice situation.

It will include detailed discussion of clinical examinations (with useful tips and tricks), ancillary diagnostic aids and imaging techniques, concentrating on radiography.  We will discuss the expanding differential diagnoses for shoulder lameness in dogs and some unusual causes of forelimb lameness.  The course is aimed at the general practitioner wishing to refresh or improve their clinical skills in forelimb lameness examination and investiagation.

Rob qualified from Liverpool after a career in the Fleet Air Arm (Royal Navy).  He worked at a referral/first-opinion small animal practice in Nantwich before joining the Orthopaedic Department of Liverpool University in January 2006.  Rob holds the RCVS Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics) and is an RCVS Recongnized Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

His main areas of clinical interest are fracture management, arthroscopy and the diagnosis, treatment and management of canine shoulder disease.