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Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery & Arthroscopy

October 27-29, 2014

This 3 day comprehensive course is designed for general practitioners or specialists interested in learning minimally-invasive techniques for treatment of OCD (shoulder, elbow, stifle, and tarsus), shoulder instability, elbow dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament disease, meniscal tears, and collateral ligament tears. This course will teach techniques using traditional arthrotomy, arthroscopy, and arthroscopic-assisted arthrotomy. Arthroscopic-assisted 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. This method requires less start-up cost and is well-suited for general practitioners and specialists. An arthroscope is inserted into a mini-arthrotomy allowing quick and precise treatment of most joint disorders (OCD, elbow dysplasia, cruciate ligament tears, and 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.

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Lodging at Hampton Inn, McCarran International Airport

Check In: 10/26/2014
Check Out: 10/30/2014


  • 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).