KYON Practica 2011

KYON Veterinary Surgical Products is proud to present the first KYON Practica, seven days of intensive hands-on instruction on KYON Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS), and the Zürich Cementless Total Hip Replacement (THR).

In addition to being an inventor, designer and manufacturer, KYON is also an educator, collaborator, and steward of these procedures. KYON has held hundreds of courses world-wide, refining the educational materials, presentations and technique with the help of numerous surgeons from universities and private practice. We carefully monitor the evolution of our procedures to make sure that we are evolving with them. Some modifications are made early in the clinical trials, such as implant manufacturing and design modifications. Other changes are a response to emerging patterns related to implant selection, technique, and patient outcome. Many of these modifications are addressed at the annual KYON Symposium, but there is seldom enough time to cover all of the advancements for each and every procedure. And, while we do feel that we provide excellent instructional courses, at the end of every course, we are always wishing that we had more time and additional resources i.e. wet lab.

This September, KYON will hold the first KYON Practica – a weeklong event with 2 full days of intensive instruction on KYON TTA, Zurich Cementless THR, the Advanced Locking Plate System, and the first Zurich Cementless THR Master Class. A Practicum (plural – practica) from Ancient Greek πρακτικός (praktikós), meaning, “of or pertaining to action, concerned with action or business, active, practical” is a course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically. Each practicum will review rationale/theory, teach the procedure in lecture/video/bone model/cadaver formats, provide technical and practical instruction on basic techniques, include bone model and wet lab exercises, ample discussion, presentations on clinical experiences, advanced techniques, avoiding/managing complications, and new/ongoing research.

Join us for what is sure to be an extraordinary educational experience.



Marta Harrington – General Manager
KYON Pharma, Inc.
phone: (617) 567 2436
fax: (617) 567 3193

The Oquendo Center
2425 E. Oquendo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Tel: 702.739.6698 or call Toll Free 866.800.7326
Fax: 702.739.6420

A room block will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites McCarran Airport – Las Vegas at $79/night for a standard single room.
To receive this rate call 1-702-647-8000 and make your reservations prior to 9/5. Refer to code “KYON” when making reservations. Register early before the room block sells out. A free shuttle to and from the Oquendo Center is available.

Continuing Education hours will be awarded to veterinary professionals who attend the program in its entirety.
KYON TTA Practicum = pending approval for 16 CE by RACE
ALPS Practicum = pending approval for 16.5 CE by RACE
Zurich Cementless THR Practicum = pending approval for 16.75 CE by RACE
Zurich Cementless THR Master Class = pending approval for 9.75 CE by RACE

*This course is being reviewed for approval by the AAVSB RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at should you have any questions/comments regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


(before Aug. 30)
(Aug. 30 – Sept. 10)
(after Sept. 10)
TTA $1,700.00 $1,800.00 $1,900.00
ALPS $1,800.00 $1,900.00 $2,000.00
THR $1,900.00 $2,000.00 $2,100.00
THR Master Class $650.00 $750.00 $850.00

Fee Includes: Continental Breakfast, lunch, Closing Dinner, beverages, lab supplies, course kit, and program notes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment please contact Marta Harrington in the USA office @ or 617.567.2436.

Receive a 10% discount if registering for 2 courses and a 15% discount if registering for 3 or more. Contact us for details.
Cancellations received up to 10 days prior to event = 80% refund. Cancellations less than 10 days prior = 50% refund. No refunds for failure to attend. We reserve the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment 2 weeks prior the start of the program. In case of cancellation registration fees will be refunded in full.

KYON Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
Sunday & Monday, Sept. 25-26, 2011

Principles of Osteosynthesis & The Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS)
Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 27-28, 2011

Zürich Cementless Total Hip Replacement (THR)
Thursday & Friday, Sept. 29-30, 2011

Zürich Cementless Total Hip Replacement (THR) Master Class
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011