Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy

Course Content

Cranial cruciate ligament disease and options for management

  • Principles of TPLO
  • Planning TPLO from radiographs
  • Practical exercises performed on both plastic bone models and cadavers¬†
  • Complications and aftercare
  • Post operative evaluation of TPLO

Course Agenda

NVS are pleased to offer a practical course on Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy. The course will introduce delegates to the principles
of case selection, planning and performing TPLO and allows participants to experience the procedure on plastic bone models and
cadavers. The course is presented by Alasdair Frost, a leading and experienced surgeon in small animal orthopaedics.

Key Learning Objectives

This practical course will detail the theory and principles underpinning Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy surgery, whilst introducing delegates to the exciting benefits that the Libertylock TPLO V2 implants offer. The course is aimed at vets with an intermediate level of orthopaedic experience, looking to undertake TPLO procedures.

Speaker:
Alasdair Ossian Frost
BVM&S, Cert SAS, MRCVS

Alasdair Frost Graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2003. After 3 years in mixed
practice he decided small animal surgery was where his passion lay. He joined Fitzpatrick
Referrals in 2007as an intern where his passion for orthopaedics was stimulated. In 2008 he moved to Hong Kong and joined Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic as a General Surgeon, where he expanded his experience in orthopaedics, soft tissue and spinal surgery. The interest in angular limb deformity cases and miniature patients allowed for a very interesting case load. In September 2011 Alasdair received the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (Cert SAS). Alasdair went on to found Hong Kong Referral in 2012, a peripatetic surgical service to Hong Kong Island and the New Teritories. 

Alasdair moved back to the UK in 2014 where he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at Wear Referrals in County Durham from 2014 until April 2018, for a time, single handedly managing the case load of a busy multi-disciplinary hospital. During his time at Wear Referrals Alasdair further developed his interest in miniature patients and angular limb deformity cases.

Alasdair Currently runs a peripatetic surgical service covering the North East of England working closely with Vet Partners.

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