Symposium 2017

Innovations in Veterinary Orthopedics and Trauma


The eleventh KYON Symposium will be held on April 7-9, 2017 in Boston, USA. Our goal is to provide a forum for addressing advancements, adaptations, issues and complications in veterinary orthopedic procedures. We also hope to foster some spirited dialogue and exchange of ideas.

In addition to a dynamic international faculty of human and veterinary orthopedic opinion leaders who will be presenting, there will be attendees from various countries and several international universities. We encourage you to share your experiences and learn from each other. We hope you find the meeting informative, provocative, and entertaining.

Each Kyon Symposium gives a glimpse into our ongoing research and development in the area of veterinary orthopedic surgery.

Stifle, hip and fracture repair systems have made major advances in recent decades, but surgeons and their patients are still troubled by difficult cases, adverse events, and less than ideal outcomes. Kyon is committed to providing the veterinary orthopedic community with the best possible implants and instruments. We are continuously improving our products based on clinical experience and feedback from our users.

Thank you for your interest in furthering the art and practice of veterinary orthopedic surgery.

We encourage you to review the pdf presentations from past symposia and look forward to seeing you in Boston!

This program has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 13.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.




Steven Arnoczky – DVM, DACVS, Professor Emeritus – Michigan State University CVM
Dr. Arnoczky was named the first Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery. He holds appointments in the Colleges of Human and Osteopathic Medicine at MSU. In 2014, he was inducted into the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Hall of Fame (AOSSM), only the second non-physician to receive this honor. Dr. Arnoczky also serves as the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research (LCOR).
For over 40 years, Dr. Arnoczky’s research contributions have shaped our understanding of the most common and debilitating small animal orthopedic conditions.


Martin Fischer – Prof., Dr., Director, Friedrich-Schiller-University Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology
In 2006, Prof. Fischer and his team began the largest scale study of canine locomotion ever conducted. Using high speed cameras, fluoroscopy, CT and motion capture technologies the team measured, documented and compared the motion sequences of 327 dogs from 32 different breeds. The results were published in the visually stunning book and DVD, Dogs in Motion, with an innovative illustrative style that brings canine anatomy to life and makes clear the way in which the skeleton, the muscles and locomotion fit together.


Helen Newman – PhD, CTBS, President & CEO – Veterinary Transplant Services, Inc.
Since 1989, Dr. Newman has been involved in tissue banking at the American Red Cross Tissue Services and the Northwest Tissue Center, actively serving the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) as a member of the Standards and Procedures Committee, inspector, and elected member of the Board of Governors and Chair of the Tissue Bank Council.
In 1996, Dr. Newman founded Veterinary Transplant Services, Inc., the world’s leading provider of bone, soft tissue and cornea allografts for transplantation into animals. VTS continues to address unmet needs and make valuable contributions to veterinary medicine.


Aldo Vezzoni – Med. Vet, DECVS, private practice surgeon – Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni
Dr. Vezzoni was the 2013 recipient of the ACVS Merit Award, has served as President of the Italian Small Animal Veterinary Association (SCIVAC) and the European Society of Veterinary Orthopedics and Traumatology (ESVOT). He is editor of OrthoVetSuperSite, the educational website of ESVOT and Associate Professor in Orthopedics at the Veterinary School of Milan.
Dr. Vezzoni has performed over 2,000 KYON total hip replacements, more than any surgeon world-wide, and has made major contributions to early diagnosis and treatment of hip and elbow dysplasia as well as joint replacement surgery.


Scott Banks, PhD, Professor – Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, University of Florida, FL, USA
Nathan Brown, PhD, research engineer – Canine Rehabilitation and Biomechanics Laboratory, Louisville, KY, USA
Ryk Botes, DVM, private practice surgeon – MedVet The Vets, Chaffered Hundred, Essex, UK
Stephen Bresina, ScD, CTO – Kyon AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Brett Darrow, DVM, surgery resident – Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
Geoffrey Hutchinson, DVM, MS, DACVS, private practice surgeon – Boundary Bay Vet. Specialty Hospital, B.C., CA
Otto Lanz, Prof., DVM, DACVS – Dept. Small Animal Surgery, VMRCVM Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Jean-Benoit Lefebvre, DVM, DECVS, MRCVS, private practice surgeon – JBR Ltd., Kent, UK
Nicholas Marion, DVM, PhD, private practice surgeon – Riverview Veterinary Clinic, Plainfield, IL, USA
Nathan Miller, DVM, DACVS, private practice surgeon – Colorado Canine Orthopedics, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Noelle Muro, DVM, surgery resident – Dept. Small Animal Surgery, VMRCVM Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Junya Ogawa, DVM, private practice surgeon – Ogawa Animal Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
Massimo Petazzoni, DVM, private practice surgeon – Clinica Veterinaria Milano Sud, Milano, Italy
Ingo Pfeil, DVM, private practice surgeon – Tieraerztliche Klinik Preschnerheide, Dresden, Germany
Slobodan Tepic, Dr. Sci., CEO – KYON AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Andy Torrington, DVM, BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS, private practice surgeon – Torrington Orthopaedics, Brighouse, UK
Aleksandar Vidovic, DVM, specialist in surgery and equine medicine – Pferdeklinik St. Georg in Trier, Trier, Germany
Kirk Wendelburg, DVM, DACVS, private practice surgeon – Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA, USA



April 7-9, 2017


April 7, 2017 Welcome Reception 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
April 8, 2017 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
April 8, 2017 Symposium Banquet 8:00 PM
April 9, 2017 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor at Logan Airport
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA 02128


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Hyatt Boston Harbor at Logan Airport
101 Harborside Drive
Boston, MA 02128


Attendance is FREE and space is limited


Pending RACE Approval for 13.5 CE hours


Marta Harrington, General Manager
KYON Veterinary Surgical Products
156 Porter Street Boston, MA 02128
phone: 617.567.2436
fax: 617.567.3193


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Location: Boston, US
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