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How to Use Bone Plates in Practice
Mini Series

Bone plating is a hugely effective method of fracture fixation but you need to know the tips and tricks of the trade. Get the practical help you need to make the right decisions and apply plates effectively in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Learn the principles of stabilising fractures with bone plates.
  • Do you struggle with which type of plate to user and when? Let Scott help you get to grips with implant selection
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points

Excellent course, It will enable me to choose the fixation method on more scientific grounds

Great discussion about complications and the detailed physiology of bone healing, also the description of the use of locking plates

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Bone Plating Principles

  • Fracture biomechanics and bone healing
  • Implant biomechanics- plates and screws
  • How to position and prepare the patient for fracture surgery
  • Techniques of fracture surgery- ORIF, OBDNT, MIPO
  • Fracture reduction techniques

Session 2

How to Use Non-Locking and Locking Plates

  • Compression, neutralisatiion or bridging plate fixation
  • The principles and application of DCPs
  • The principles and application of locking plates
  • Comparing different locking plate systems
  • Additional fixation techniques
  • Lag screws, cerclage, IM pin, orthogonal plates

Session 3

Complications - How to Avoid and Resolve

  • Assessing fracture biology and mechanics
  • Choosing the plate and surgical technique
  • Decision making examples
  • Implant failure, bone failure, infection
  • Delayed union, mal-union, non union
  • Bone grafting techniques

Meet the Presenter....

Scott Rutherford

RCVS Recognised and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Scott Rutherford graduated from Glasgow University in 2001. Scott spent six years in general practice before moving to Croft Veterinary Hospital in Northumberland in 2007 to complete his RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery, which he obtained in 2009. He then completed an ECVS residency in Small Animal Surgery in 2012.

Scott became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery in 2013 and soon after moved to North Downs Specialist Referrals in Surrey. He become an RCVS Recognised Specialist in 2014 and moved to Willows Referral Services in 2015. Scott’s main interests lie in complex fracture management and joint surgery especially joint replacement.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when learning how to avoid and resolve bone plate complications

Just £397 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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