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Clinical management of hip dysplasia- using quality improvement to impact outcome
Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Opening times: 2-6 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn London, Povey Cross Road, Horley, Gatwick, RH6 0BA
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Hip dysplasia is a common orthopaedic condition in young dogs. It is a developmental disease that progress and invariably leads to the development of coxo-femoral osteoarthritis.
This BSAVA approved session will review hip dysplasia, how we can investigate it and the treatment options available. The evidence for each treatment and where to find it will be discussed and applied to examples of young dogs presenting with lameness/ hip laxity and older patients that need osteoarthritis management.
Topics to be covered:
- Hip dysplasia: The condition and diagnosis
- Treatment options in young dogs: what is the evidence, where do we find it? What do I do and why?
- Treatment options in older dogs: what is the evidence, where do we find it? What do I do and why?
- How to incorporate the evidence into treatment guidelines
- How to measure outcomes
- How to use checklists to minimise error with our treatment choices.
Mark Morton MRCVS DSAS CertSAS
Mark Morton is an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated from the University of Liverpool, initially working in general practice in North Wales. He spent the next nine years at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hertfordshire, completing a rotating internship followed by a residency in small animal orthopaedic surgery. He remained there as an orthopaedic surgeon before joining ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists in August 2016. His research interests include common calcaneal tendon (Achilles tendon) injuries. He has developed and published a new surgical technique for these injuries using a new implant developed from a similar technique in people.
Mark is currently working with RCVS Knowledge to develop a registry for the surgical management of cruciate ligament ruptures in dogs. The registry will be available free-of-charge to all veterinary surgeons. It aims to provide feedback to clinicians in order to evaluate which surgical techniques and implants lead to improved patient outcomes and to minimise complications. Working with colleagues, Mark is also developing a systematic and structured approach to obtaining and presenting clinical queries and Knowledge Summaries around cranial cruciate ligament ruptures. This will take the form of a decision support algorithm within the Veterinary Evidence journal. This framework will allow other clinicians to help answer clinical queries, the target being a complete algorithm that will provide practitioners with the best current evidence around this common condition.
Intended for: Veterinary Surgeons
Booking details: This link will direct you to the BSAVA booking page