CPD Events

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Corrective tibial osteotomies in cranial cruciate disease

Venue : Huthart Room II & President's Room, 3/F South Tower, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (www.ymcahk.org.hk)

Time : Registration & Buffet Dinner: 7:00 ~ 8:00pm, Seminar: 8:00~10:30pm

Speaker : Dr Ross Christopher Elliott

Early Bird Registration :
(before 11:30pm of 25 Jun 2018)
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $580

Extended Registration and On-site Registration :
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $700
    • Non-Members : $700

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Cranial cruciate disease is one of the commonly encountered orthopaedic conditions in small animal practice. No one idea has created so many different surgical procedures as the initial work into corrective tibial osteotomies or changed the way surgeons operate. In this day and age there are a multitude of different often-contradicting methods to manage this condition. The literature can be confusing and daunting as it seems every surgeon is coming out with their own technique. This can leave the veterinary surgeon frustrated and disillusioned in selecting the right technique that best suits the patient, the surgeon and the practice situation.

The goal of this presentation is to provide veterinarians with a comprehensive understanding of the most common and recongnised tibial osteotomies out there, the basic theory behind the procedure and how this can be applied to their practical setting. We cannot say with conviction that one technique is better than another however in certain situations with varying degrees of experience one technique may be better than another.


Dr Ross Christopher Elliott
BVSc MMed Vet

Ross Elliott graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2005. He then entered into a surgical residency at the Bryanston Veterinary Hospital through the University of Pretoria. He completed his residency in small animal surgery in 2011. During this time he completed a dissertation in the surgical CT anatomy of the canine abdomen, which produced 2 publications in Veterinary Surgery. Ross has been working as a specialist surgeon at the Bryanston Veterinary Hospital for the last 6 years as a specialist surgeon. During this time he has produced multiple publications in international journals. These include an article on successful treatment of a double chambered right ventricle in a dog under cardiopulmonary bypass.

Ross's main surgical interest lies in cranial cruciate ligament surgery, elbow dysplasia and medial shoulder instability in canines, new ways to treat patella luxation in dogs, spinal surgery especially large breed wobblers, urogenital surgery, portosystemic shunt attenuation.

Hope to see you there.
Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong
HKVA CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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