Webinar presentation July 15th, 2020
Tips and tricks to be successful with X-Porous TTA
The X-Porous TTA is a technique developed for the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. Although it is a relatively simple technique and with a fairly fast learning curve, it has some critical points that can influence its success. The goal of the webinar is to discuss the most relevant technical aspects of the method, highlighting how to best manage them to avoid the most frequent complications related to its incorrect application.
Locked plates and minimally invasive approaches
Locked plates have certainly represented an important progress in veterinary orthopedics. Their use in situations where there is little load sharing with the bone has changed the biomechanics of osteosynthesis and the ways in which to manage the surgical procedure.
The goal of the webinar is to provide some basic notions on the use of locked plates and on strategies for their application in minimally invasive modalities.
Gian Luca Rovesti, DVM, DECVS (NA)
Dr. Rovesti graduated at Parma University in 1982, and has been working since the beginning of his career at the veterinary clinic “M. E. Miller”, in Cavriago, Italy. He spent visiting periods at the universities of Zurich, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and at the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston. He boarded for the ECVS in 1997. He presented about 200 lectures in national and international meetings, and has been invited speaker for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) meeting. He has been director of the AO advanced course and of many orthopaedic courses. He has been orthopaedic consultant for the Vienna University for the years 2009-2010. He authored about 60 publications, some of those on international journals, three sections of the AO manual (2005), a chapter of “Complications in small animal surgery” book (2016), and 3 chapters of Veterinary Clinics of North America (2012 and 2019). His main interests are intraoperative skeletal traction, arthroscopy, stifle surgery and hybrid external fixation.