Panel Discussion – Treating the Feline Hip – Femoral Head/Neck Excision vs. Use of Pin vs. Total Hip Replacement (Trauma, dislocated hip & DJD)

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Panel Discussion
Venue: On-Demand Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Panel Discussion – Treating the Feline Hip – Femoral Head/Neck Excision vs. Use of Pin vs. Total Hip Replacement (Trauma, dislocated hip & DJD) (Recorded 1 July 2021)


Panelists:        Sorrel Langley-Hobbs  MA, BVetMed, DSAS(Ortho), DECVS, FHEA, FRCVS  - Univ. of Bristol, UK
                              Eva Schnabl-Feichter -, DECVS - University of Vienna,  Austria
                              Denis Marcellin-Little - DACVS, DECVS, ACVSMR - UC Davis, USA
Moderator:    Karen Perry  -  BVM&S, MRCVS, CertSAS, DECVS, MSC VET ED - Michigan State University, USA

Traumatic injuries to the feline hip are common, including luxations and fractures of the femoral head and neck.  Non-traumatic conditions, such as hip dysplasia and slipped capital femoral epiphyses, are also frequently encountered. Unfortunately, recognition of these non-traumatic conditions is often delayed which may negatively impact upon both therapeutic choice and quality of life. 

Treatment of feline hip conditions is a subject of some controversy. Delays in achieving a diagnosis, a historical lack of treatment options and limited objective long-term follow-up data may have contributed to this debate. This session brings together world-renowned leaders in the field of feline orthopedics who will discuss available treatment options, indications, associated advantages and disadvantages and how we can adapt and apply these techniques to ensure the best functional outcomes for feline patients.


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    Sorrel Langley-Hobbs
    MA, BVetMed, DSAS(Ortho), Dipl.ECVS, FHEA, FRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Sorrel graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London. She then spent three years in private practice where she gained her Certificate in Small Animal Orthopaedics. She then returned to the RVC where she undertook a three-year residency in Small Animal Orthopaedics.

    She gained her RCVS diploma in Small Animal Orthopaedics in 1997 and then spent six months as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to take up a post as University Surgeon at Cambridge University Veterinary School. She gained her ECVS diploma in Small Animal Surgery in 1999 and became a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. She was appointed Chair in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013 at the University of Bristol.

    She is interested in all aspects of small animal orthopaedic surgery with particular interests in fracture repair, cruciate disease and hip replacement. She also has a particular interest in feline orthopaedics and she has published widely in this field and is frequently invited to lecture on feline orthopaedics both in this country and abroad. She has co-edited a textbook on Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease and a partner textbook on Feline Soft Tissue & General Surgery.

    Sorrel is heavily involved in undergraduate and post graduate veterinary surgery teaching. Clinical research interests include feline patella fractures and feline cruciate disease.  In September 2019 Sorrel became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her outstanding contribution to the veterinary profession. 

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    Eva Schnabl-Feichter
    Dr.Med.Vet., Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Karen Perry
    BVM&S, MRCVS, CertSAS, Dipl.ECVS, MSC.Vet.Ed

    United States

    European Specialist in Veterinary Surgery
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    Karen Perry graduated from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh in 2005. Following a short period in mixed practice, she completed an internship in small animal orthopedics and neurosurgery at Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey prior to undertaking a residency in small animal surgery back at the R(D)SVS. Following completion of this in 2010 and achievement of ECVS status in 2011, she joined the Royal Veterinary College, London as a lecturer in small animal orthopedics.

    Following four years there she moved to Michigan State University where she is currently an Assistant Professor in Small Animal Orthopedics. She has published widely in the veterinary literature with her main research interests being feline orthopaedics, traumatology and the correction of limb deformities associated with medial patellar luxation.    

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    Denis Marcellin-Little
    Dipl.EDV, Dipl.ECVS, Dipl.ACVS, ACVSMR

    United States

    Diplomate - European & American College of Veterinary Surgeons
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    Dr. Denis J. Marcellin-Little graduated from the National Veterinary School of Toulouse in France, then completed an internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, followed by a small animal surgery residency at NC State University, where he was on the faculty from 1994 to 2017.

    He is currently a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of California, Davis, as well as an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.Dr. Marcellin-Little is a diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He specializes in orthopedicsurgery and is actively involved in investigating the emerging field of physical rehabilitation in companion animals.

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