Join us in this free webinar to learn about emerging forms of coaptation in dogs and cats.
This program is approved for1 hour of RACE Approved CE credit. (after passing a 3 question multiple choice quiz, certificate can be downloaded within your online account)
In this webinar Dr. Marcellin-Little and Dr. Levine will discuss case examples where coaptation can benefit dogs with joint problems.
- To review the principles of limb coaptation in dogs
- To review the range of applications of coaptation in dogs, with a focus on the management of carpal, elbow, shoulder, tarsal, stifle, and hip problems
- To discuss case examples where coaptation can benefit dogs with joint problems
A wide range of materials are placed on the skin surface of dogs and cats, a process named coaptation or external coaptation. Coaptation includes common processes such as the use of adhesive tape to secure an intravenous catheter or the placement of a soft padded bandage of the lower portion of a limb to prevent postoperative swelling after orthopedic surgery. Coaptation includes splints, slings, orthoses, and exoprostheses. Orthoses are garment or devices that are placed on the surface of complete limbs and exoprostheses, also known as prostheses or socket prostheses, are devices that are placed on the surface of partial limbs. Orthoses include booties and braces. Coaptation with orthoses is increasingly used to protect, assist, or treat limb problems in dogs and cats (Table 1). The purpose of this document is to describe and discuss emerging forms of coaptation in dogs and cats.
- Goals of coaptation
- Orthotic devices for the carpus, elbow, shoulder, tarsus, stifle, and hip