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Friday, August 11 • 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Cruciate disease: Where is the evidence?

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The canine and feline stifle joints are complex and, to be honest, not well designed. Two curved femoral condyles sitting atop a slightly convex tibial plateau interposed by menisci and constrained by muscles and ligaments was never going to be trouble free. In small animal practice stifle problems keep us very busy.
Cranial cruciate ligament disease is one of the more common causes of surgical lameness in dogs and cats. There are hundreds of DIFFERENT techniques published. Everyone who considers him or herself a surgeon has their own technique or their own modified version of someone else’s technique.
This lecture looks at the more common techniques then discusses the evidence (or lack thereof) behind them.
This lecture will not solve the problems of cruciate disease, but instead highlight the lack of good scientific evidence behind the techniques currently available. 

Speakers
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Phil Moses

Director, Veterinary Specialist Services
Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Complete... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Room 6