Daniel Dean Lewis
ACVS Founding Fellow Minimally Invasive Small Animal Surgery (Orthopedics), Jerry and Lola Collins Eminent Scholar in Canine Sports Medicine and Comparative Orthopaedics, Small Animal Surgery Service Chief, Coordinator Small Animal Surgery Residency Program, Associate Chair Graduate and House Officer Education, University of Florida, USA
Dan Lewis received his DVM from the University of California, Davis in 1983. He completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Louisiana State University in 1984 and a Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Florida in 1987.
Dr Lewis spent a year as the Surgical Registrar at Sydney University before returning to Louisiana State University in 1988 as an Assistant Professor. In 1993, he returned to the University of Florida where he has ascended to his current rank as a Professor of Small Animal Surgery and Eminent Scholar. Dr Lewis is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Founding Fellow in Minimal Invasive Orthopedic Surgery, a former President of the Veterinary Orthopaedic Society, the recipient of the 2012 World Small Animal Veterinary Association-Hill’s Pet Mobility Award and was named a University of Florida Foundation Research Professor in 2016.
He has authored or co-authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications. His special interests include musculoskeletal traumatology, fracture management and reconstructive orthopaedic surgery with a focus on the utilisation of circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation for fracture stabilisation, deformity correction and limb salvage procedures.
Daniel Dean Lewis is speaking at the following sessions
What’s your diagnosis: USA style
This lecture will present some atypical or uncommon causes of fore- and hind limb lameness in dogs and cats. The typical signalment [if any], aetiology, presenting clinical and radiographic abnormalities as well as treatment options and prognosis will be described for each to the conditions discussed. The lectures will utilise a “what is your diagnosis?” approach to each condition, so attendees are encourage not to read the proceeding notes until after they have attended the presentation.
Minimally invasive fracture repair
Numerous advancements have been made with respect to fracture management over the past four decades and recognition of the advantages of limiting manipulation of peri-osseous soft tissues led surgeons to rely increasingly on indirect and limited open or closed reduction techniques during fracture stabilisation as we entered the new millennium. The availability of fluoroscopy and the development of new bone plate systems yielded techniques which allows a plate to be applied through small plate insertion incisions, made remote to the fracture site. This technique epitomises the philosophies of biological osteosynthesis since the fracture site is not directly exposed and only minimally disturbed. Applications of this percutaneous plating technique, commonly referred to as minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), in dogs and cats will be discussed in this session.
Managing dogs with concomitant CrCLx and MPL
This session will discuss strategies for addressing combined cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency and patellar luxation in dogs. This is a not uncommon scenario which can be managed in a number of ways. While extra-capsular stabilisation was once the solution to these cases, tibial osteotomies are being used with greater frequency to address this condition. Distal femoral osteotomy may also be required to resolve the patellar luxation in dogs with grade III/IV and IV/IV patellar luxation. A review of current surgical options for managing these dogs will be presented with an emphasis on published clinical results. In addition, observations of our clinical experiences at the University of Florida will supplement the evidence-based material presented in this lecture.
3D printing for orthopaedic patients
Over the past decade the use of 3D printed models and patient specific guides have emerged as a useful asset for preforming complex surgical procedures. We commonly use this modality to plan limb deformity corrections and we are beginning to use this technology to facilitate minimally invasive fracture repairs. CT imaging of the involved limb segment is acquired which allows virtual surgery to be performed. The 3D CT images are exported to a computer program and the deformed or fractured limb segment can be segmented and aligned to project a highly optimal virtual surgical outcome. Reduction and osteotomy (for deformity corrections) guides can be created and printed. The guides conform to the osseous topography and are attached directly to the surface of the bone during surgery to facilitate the procedure. The process is efficient and the result are precise.