MMP & RidgeStop™ & SOP™ (Los Angeles)
MMP & RidgeStop™ & SOP™ (Los Angeles)

MMP & RidgeStop™ & SOP™ (Los Angeles)

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Courtyard Los Angeles

6161 W Century Boulevard

Burbank, CA 90045

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Useful Downloads

Download the Orthomed Catalogue

Download the SOP User Guide

Download the MMP User Guide

Download the RidgeStop User Guide

The Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP)

MMP is an evolution of the TTA procedure for treatment of lameness due to cranial cruciate failure. 

The course is in two parts: a lecture based introduction followed by a practical session using synthetic bone models of the stifle, animations and video support material will also be used. The development of the technique, implants and associated instrumentation will be described and a detailed review of surgical technique and clinical outcomes will cover all aspects of MMP. 

Course agenda for MMP
• Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of TTA’s  
• An introduction to MMP and OrthoFoam™  
• Advancement of the 90° patella tendon angle – the controversies 
• How to perform an MMP procedure with confidence 
• Clinical experience and publications 
• Dry bone practical session


RidgeStop™ is a novel surgical technique for treatment of patella luxation. A simple, affordable alternative to sulcoplasty surgery that can be used alone, as the sole treatment for patella luxation, or as an adjunct to re-alignment operations. 

The course is in two parts: a lecture based overview of the pathogenesis and treatment selection in patella luxation and a review of current surgical treatment options. This will be followed by an introduction to RidgeStop™, its application and case presentations, before a practical session where delegates will learn to use the RidgeStop™ instrumentation and implants on a synthetic bone model of a stifle.

Course agenda for RidgeStop™
• Overview of patella luxation pathophysiology  
• Diagnosis and current surgical treatments for patella luxation  
• Classifying the degree of luxation and associated deformitie
• The development and rationale of RidgeStop™ 
• The RidgeStop™ procedure 
• Dry bone practical session


The SOP™ is a locking plate system for use in veterinary orthopaedics. Locking plates are powerful and versatile implants but the mechanics and methods of application are significantly different from conventional plate systems. 

The course will cover locking plate mechanics, case selection, methods of application as well as modes of failure and a review of the extensive published literature on the SOP™ system. 

Course agenda for SOP™
• Fracture repair systems - the flaws and failings  
• Locking plate technology  
• Features and biomechanics of SOP
• Where and how to use it
• Half day practical session using a variety of anatomical bones
• Publication reviews

Diplomate Course leader

Dr Malcolm Ness BVetMed, CertSAO, DipECVS and European Specialist in Surgery or:
Dr Scott Rutherford BVMS, CertSAS, DipECVS, MRCVS and European Specialist in Sugery

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