April 24, 2021

Securos University: Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Wet Lab

Hilton Austin | Austin, TX


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Event Cancelled

As part of a global healthcare organization, we believe we have a responsibility to contribute to global efforts to contain and minimize the spread of COVID-19, as well as protect our associates and yours. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Securos University – Austin wet labs, originally scheduled for April 24-25, 2021.

We recognize that this disruption will come as disappointing news. We will be processing full refunds to all registered attendees. Please contact Kelly Nix at university@securos.scom with any questions.

We place a high importance on bringing together this valued group of practitioners that have made a continued commitment to Securos University and look forward to the time in which we can come together in-person.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement

Online Lecture & Wet Lab

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) has become a preferred method for stabilizing the canine stifle after a cranial cruciate rupture. This course is designed for the veterinarian who wishes to learn/refine the TTA technique and to understand the major advantages of the XGEN “forkless” TTA system.
Part One of this course is a pre-recorded online lecture that includes a thorough review of the biomechanics of TTA, preoperative planning techniques, postoperative management/ rehabilitation and how best to prevent and treat postoperative complications. The TTA operative technique will be taught in a step-by-step fashion with the assistance of intraoperative videos. Simultaneous correction of patella luxation will also be reviewed.
Part Two of this course is a hands-on workshop. Each attendee will perform the TTA technique on a bone model and two canine cadaver knees under faculty supervision. This lab is only for veterinarians who already have a thorough knowledge of the relevant stifle anatomy, extensive stifle surgery experience, and prior training in bone plating techniques and principles.
The online lecture will be available for 30 days before the hands-on wet lab. The online lecture includes the following modules:
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Series
Part 1: CCL Rupture Pathophysiology and Review of the Meniscus
Part 2: Surgical Theory, Biomechanics, and Pre-op Planning
Part 3: Instrumentation, Surgical Technique, and Post-Op Management
Part 4: Complications

Learning with Securos

Experience the difference

• Complete four (4) 1-hour online lecture modules
• Complete pre-lab survey
• Earn a free box of suture

During Lab
• Complete take-home bone model
• Pre-surgical planning with cadaver radiographs 
• Hands on cadaver work with two cadaver knees per attendee
• Post-op radiograph critique of each cadaver 

Post Lab
• Procedural support from experienced surgeons
• Submit cases for pre-op planning support
• Submit cases for post-op review
• Online lecture available for review
Hands-On Wet Lab CE TPLO TTA Lateral Suture Workshop

Course Information


• 8:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
• On-Demand Online Lecture
• 8-Hour Hands-On Cadaver Lab
• 13 RACE Approved CE Credits*
• Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Hilton Boston Logan Airport
1 Hotel Drive
Boston, MA 02128

A group room rate of $289.00 per night (plus taxes) is available to attendees and family. The room block is limited, rooms will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Book your hotel when registering or email us at university@securos.com.
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Lead Instructor

Matthew D. Barnhart, DVM, MS, DACVS

Dr. Matthew Barnhart received his Bachelor of Science degree with special honors from George Washington University, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital. Dr. Barnhart pursued his residency training in small animal surgery at The Ohio State University, during which time he also completed a Master of Science degree in veterinary clinical sciences, researching pain control in dogs. Since 1999, Dr. Barnhart has been a Staff Surgeon at MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in...

On-Site Radiographs


This course features two rounds of cadaver work, and each round includes allotted time for pre-op radiographic planning and the instructor’s evaluation of every cadaver’s post-op radiographs. VetRay Technology by Sedecal provides on-site x-ray equipment and support, performing over 150 views at each Securos University 2020 event. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of x-ray equipment and now offer the best selection in digital detector technology. VetRay Technologyoffers the Digital DX-V which provides HD images within seconds as well as detailed measuring, angle and adjustable circle tools software.
Hands-On Wet Lab Lateral Suture TPLO TTA RACE CE Continuing Education
*This program has been approved for 13 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
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CE and COVID-19


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As it pertains to our Securos University Wet Labs in 2021, we will keep attendees informed of any update, changes or adjustments that may arise as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We will also post update/changes to this webpage.

Our world is changing, and we passionately believe that Securos Surgical/Securos University has an important role in supporting the veterinary community as we all continue to move forward. As part of a global healthcare organization, we have a responsibility to contribute to global efforts to contain and minimize the spread of COVID-19, as well as protect our associates and yours.

With this in mind, Securos University leadership is continually monitoring and evaluating communications and guidelines from AmerisourceBergen and government and healthcare officials. Feel free to email university@securos.com with any questions or comments about this continuing education event.

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