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ACVS Arthroscopy Course for Diplomates & Residents

August 1-3, 2014

This 3 day comprehensive course is designed for ACVS residents or Diplomates interested in learning minimally-invasive techniques for diagnosis and treatment of OCD (shoulder, elbow, stifle, tarsus), shoulder instability, elbow dysplasia, hip dislocation, cranial cruciate ligament disease, meniscal tears and collateral ligament tears. This course will teach techniques using arthroscopy and arthroscopic-assisted mini-arthrotomy. Participants will use traditional arthroscopy to assess and treat the elbow, shoulder and stifle joints. Experienced arthroscopy instructors will demonstrate the techniques and guide the participants with practical tips in the lab. Arthroscopic-assisted mini-arthrotomy is a new method of arthroscopy that is easy to learn and has all the advantages of traditional arthroscopy including better visualization, magnification and better surgical precision. An arthroscope is inserted into a mini-arthrotomy, allowing quick and precise treatment of most joint disorders (OCD, elbow dysplasia, cruciate ligament tears, meniscal tears). This technique can be learned in a day and trains the surgeon over time to perform traditional arthroscopy. Participants will use cadavers for all laboratory procedures. After completion of this course, participants should be competent at diagnosis and treatment of the above disorders.

Course open to ACVS Diplomates and Residents only.

Residents should have a statement certifying residency from their program director.

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Lodging at Hampton Inn, McCarran International Airport

Check In: 07/31/2014
Check Out: 08/04/2014


  • Hampton Inn provides complimentary ground transportation to/from airport (call hotel at 702.647.8000 to arrange service).
  • Hampton Inn provides complimentary breakfast daily starting at 6:00a.
  • Complimentary ground transportation to/from hotel and Oquendo Center.
If you choose this lodging option, reservations will be made 3-4 weeks before the course and you will receive an email confirmation.
Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the dates included in the package at your own expense, please contact Jennifer Finkel (j.finkel@wvc.org).