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Sunday, August 13 • 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Complex fracture management

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A discussion of challenging fractures with approaches to planning and management reviewed.
The veterinary orthopaedist is often faced with the “nightmare” fracture scenario. Most of us can recall in great detail, horrendous fractures that have challenged us. This forum will be an attempt to share some of those challenges, the strategies that were used to overcome them and what was learned in the process. The focus will be a case based review of ways to plan and manage the complex fracture, particularly those with complicating features such as joint involvement, loss of soft tissue envelope or being open. There are many options now available to the orthopod to manage such fractures and often surgeon preference and experience are the guiding influences for choice of fracture repair. New methods and technologies have evolved over the past several decades and every surgeon has their preference depending on the situation.  The various advantages and disadvantages of each option for management will be reviewed including locking plate technology which has more recently been added to the arsenal of implant strategies to manage the complex fracture.

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Stephen Fearnside

Director, Surgical Specialist and Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Veterinarian, Small Animal Specialist Hospital
Dr Stephen Fearnside graduated from The University of Sydney with first class honours in 1995. After working in rural practice for a few years, he completed a surgical internship at The Northern Sydney Veterinary Specialist Centre, followed in 2000, by a Small Animal Surgery Residency... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 2:20pm - 3:10pm AEST
Room 6