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Introduction to Orthopaedics
Mini Series

Get all the practical help you need to confidently deal with orthopaedic patients in this comprehensive, fully-guaranteed Online Mini Series™ course from CPD Solutions

  • Increase your knowledge and confidence when dealing with your orthopaedic patients
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • 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

Very practical course - with easy to follow guide of investigating and treating limb lameness!

It will help with a systematic approach to lameness assessment, and I’ll be able to give better advice for management of specific conditions

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Lameness Assessment, Arthritis and Miscellaneous Orthopaedics

  • How to recognise hind limb and fore limb lameness and differentiate neurological diseases
  • How to perform a good orthopaedic examination
  • How to diagnose and manage arthritis
  • How to diagnose and successfully manage common non-surgical orthopaedic conditions, including panosteitis, hypertrophic osteodystrophy and craniomandibular osteopathy, puppy carpal laxity syndrome
  • How to diagnose and treat common muscle and tendon disorders

Session 2

Introduction to Fracture Surgery – What Should I Do in First Opinion Practice?

  • Fracture biology and biomechanics
  • Open fractures – what to do
  • External coaptation – when to consider
  • Internal fracture fixation- pins, wires, plates and screws
  • External skeletal fixation
  • The decision-making process and surgical treatment of common fractures, including humeral condylar fractures, radius/ulna fractures, pelvic fractures, femoral fractures, tibial fractures, physeal fractures
  • Delayed, non- and mal- unions

Session 3

Introduction to Joint Surgery – Getting Comfortable with Common Joint Diseases

  • Diagnosis and decision-making for surgical and non-surgical common articular problems
  • Osteochondrosis
  • How to recognise and treat elbow dysplasia
  • Hip conditions and how to treat them
  • How and when to treat cranial cruciate ligament disease, including meniscal injuries
  • How to manage patellar luxation

Meet the Presenter....

Scott Rutherford

RCVS Recognised and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Scott Rutherford graduated from Glasgow University in 2001. Scott then 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 afterwards moved to North Downs Specialist Referrals in Surrey.

Scott’s main interests lie in fracture management and joint surgery especially joint replacement.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

Good refresher course for me. Good coverage of basics of orthopaedic exam and diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic conditions. I do not do orthopaedic surgery (and have no desire to!) but this course helped me to assess, diagnose and decide on appropriate treatment in first opinion cases.

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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 dealing with your small animal orthopaedic patients

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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