Diagnosing and treating forelimb conditions in dogs can be very challenging. Many dogs present with a similar history including minimal responsive to rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and increased lameness following exercise and heavy activity. Conditions including supraspinatus tendinopathy, medial shoulder syndrome, and traumatic fragmented medial coronoid process (jump down syndrome) will be discussed. Orthopedic examination findings including passive and dynamic testing, gait analysis, and advanced diagnostic techniques will be described. Treatment options including rehabilitation therapy, surgical treatments and regenerative medicine therapies will be discussed. Where appropriate, orthopedic devices will be discussed and demonstrated.
learn the step-by-step palpation techniques that can be used to identify challenging soft tissue injuries in the forelimb.
Understand the various diagnostic tests that can be utilized to help confirm the forelimb injuries will be discussed
Have a solid understanding of the how to incorporate the various treatment options for the soft tissue conditions discussed into their practice.