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18 June 2018 10:00 - 18 June 2018 17:00

Enhancing proficency in Advances in locking plates and screws

The Capital Venue, Edison Close, Waterwells Business Park Quedgeley Gloucestershire, GL2 2FN

Enhancing proficiency in
Advances in locking plates and screws

Gareth Arthurs MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS DSAS(Orth) MRCVS
Venue: Capital Venue, Edison Close, Quedgeley, GL2 2AB

Fees: BSAVA Member £200 inc VAT;  Non Member £300.00 inc VAT

This course is aimed at furthering proficiency and understanding of the use of locking plates in small animal orthopaedics. Those who are interested in using locking plates, or those that are using locking plates but not fully confident with the rules of application (when to use and when not to use locking) are encouraged to attend.
The course will be taught through a series of short lectures interspersed with practical demonstrations and hands-on application, including (comparison of) locking to non locking plate application to bone models.
At least 60% of the time will be spent on practical exercises and consideration of case examples.

Learning objectives

Understand how non-locking plates work and therefore their weaknesses
Exploiting these weaknesses and understanding how locking plates work
Brief understanding of the range of locking plates available
Essential rules of locking plate application i.e. when to and when not to.
Fracture planning with locking plates
Complications associated with locking plate systems

Gareth Arthurs PGCertMedEd MA VetMB CertVR CertSAS(orth) FHEA FRCVS
RCVS recognised specialist in small animal surgery (orthopaedics)
Honorary Associate Professor of Orthoapedic Surgery, University of Nottingham
Consultant, University College of Dublin Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Consultant, Veterinary Instrumentation

Gareth is a 1996 graduate of Cambridge University. He has worked in mixed, general and referral practice and has been a UK RCVS Diplomate and recognised specialist since 2007. He currently divides his time between clinical work and teaching at University College Dublin, consultancy work for Vet Instrumentation and CPD delivery.
He is chairman of BVOA, A reviewer for several journals and an examiner for the RCVS. His intersts include teaching, implant development, locking technologies, TPLO surgery, Patellar luxation, minimally invasive fracture management and cementless hip replacements.


Terms and Conditions: All courses must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

To qualify for an applicable refund, cancellations must emailed to or requested by telephone on 01452 726700. With over 30 days’ notice we will refund 70% of the course fee.  With between 15-30 days’ notice we will refund 50% of the course fee.  No refunds will be provided for cancellations with notice of 14 days or less, however if we are able to resell your place on the course we will provide a full refund.

BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances.  BSAVA reserves the right to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the course is a member of the Association.  To qualify for the reduced member's rate for courses, non-members must join BSAVA prior to the course.

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