KYON Symposium 2015

Innovations in Veterinary Orthopedics and Trauma

The ninth KYON Symposium was held April 24-26, 2015, 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.

2015 Symposium Program | 2014 Symposium Photo Gallery
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Session 1 – Infection
Brian Conlon Infection matters
Aldo Vezzoni Antisepsis and antibiotics in my clinic
Kris Camps Preventing infection without antibiotics
Slobodan Tepic Bio-logical internal fixation
Session 2 – Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
Andy Torrington TTA-2 clinical trial study data (600 cases)
Seth Bleakley TTA-2 research projects
Robert Botte TTA-2 planning tips and tricks
Joop Hopmans TTA-2 clinical experience (my 200+ cases)
Session 3 – Cruciate Repair Old and New
Aldo Vezzoni TPLO clinical experience
Bob Sikes and Nate Miller Intra-articular prosthesis
Slobodan Tepic Lateral extracapsular sutureSikes Miller
Session 4 – Muscles and Soft Tissues
Neville Hogan Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system
Dan Martin Challenges of tendon and ligament reconstruction
Nate Miller Reconstructing tendons in geometry modifying procedures
Slobodan Tepic Why so many cruciate projects/procedures?
Session 5 – Joint Replacement Problems and Solutions
Aldo Vezzoni Hip dysplasia problems and solutions
Stephen Bresina THR problems and solutions
Federico Latimer PGR problems and solutions
Slobodan Tepic Cupless hip replacement questions and research project
Kirk Wendelburg Elbow replacement problems and solutions
Session 6 – Corrective Osteotomies
Andy Torrington PAUL experience overview with tips and tricks
Kirk Wendelburg DFO & corrective osteotomies with ALPS
Aldo Vezzoni Short and long term outcomes with DPO in 400+ cases


  • Seth Bleakley, DVM, resident, Colorado State U., Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Robert Botte, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialty Service, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Stephen Bresina, PhD, COO, Scyon Orthopaedics AG, Au, Switzerland
  • Brian Conlon, PhD, Sr. Research Scientist, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA, USA
  • Kris Camps, DVM, Falu Djursjukhus, Falun, Sweden
  • Neville Hogan, Sun Jae Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA
  • Joop Hopmans, DVM, private practice surgeon – Diergeneeskundig Centrum Hopmans, Roden, Netherlands
  • Federico Latimer, DVM, MS, DACVS, private practice surgeon – Veterinary Surgical Center, Stuart, FL, USA
  • Daniel Martin, MD, human orthopedic surgeon – Syntorr Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Nate Miller, DVM, DACVS, private practice surgeon – Colorado Canine Orthopedics, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Bob Sikes, DVM, DACVS, Animal Surgical Group, Arroyo Grande, CA, USA
  • Slobodan Tepic, Dipl Ing, Dr Sci, CEO – Kyon AG, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Andy Torrington, BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS, private practice surgeon – Torrington Orthopaedics, Brighouse, UK
  • Aldo Vezzoni, DVM, Dipl ECVS, private practice surgeon – Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni, Cremona, Italy

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