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KYON PGR Workshop

Enrollment for this course is currently closed.


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Dr. Stefan Scharvogel,, DECVS, EBVS®, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery
Dr. Luca Vezzoni,, DECVS

Surgeon Registration: Euro 750 plus VAT per person

Surgical Resident Registration: Euro 375 plus VAT per person (Use Code: MOVEDSR at Checkout for 50% savings) 

Technician Registration: Euro 75 plus VAT per person (Use Code: MOVEDVT at Checkout for 90% savings)

*Residents and Technicians – Please note: In order to take advantage of the discounted price listed above, please ensure you select the correct 'Role' when you are setting up your account.

A limited number of reduced rate spaces are available for Residents. After the maximum number has been met, Residents who still wish to attend may pay the standard full price fee, attend an upcoming workshop, or join a waitlist by contacting


Workshop bundles available:

Make the most of your time in Zurich: Bundle this workshop with any of the KYON Joint Management Workshops in Zurich, CH from June 15-17, 2023 to receive a discount of 20% on additional workshops booked (applicable for surgeon registration only).


Workshop Description

Patellar Groove Replacement (PGR) provides a novel solution to the challenge of treating severe canine patellofemoral degenerative joint disease.

While conventional treatments, e.g. TTT, remain effective for patients with grade 1 – 2 patella luxation, more complex scenarios, combining multiple deformities and severe trochlear malformation, present a considerable challenge to surgeons and too often result in a less than satisfactory clinical outcome.

The execution of the PGR surgical technique is straightforward. However, successful outcomes require surgeons’ comprehensively evaluate the hind limb and account for all relevant factors.

This PGR Workshop is offered as dry lab workshop. The workshop include lectures on background, planning, surgical technique, clinical experience, and complications, and includes practicing the PGR procedure on a bone model.

Surgeons will be enrolled automatically to the accompanying online course when purchasing the workshop (without additional fee for the online course). We recommend to take the course one month before attending the workshop.


Top reasons why participants take a PGR workshop:

  • Overcome the common obstacle of returning these patients to full activity, severe abnormality of the trochlea.
  • Capacity for PGR to address mild-moderate malalignment as well as trochlear malformation, avoiding corrective osteotomies to the femur or tibia.
  • Desire to elevate the standard of care in your practice.
  • Ability to combine PGR with TTT and corrective osteotomies, as well as TTA or TPLO.
  • Expand your surgical skills and knowledge.

Why with KYON?

  • As the inventor of PGR, KYON has a deep understanding of the clinical development, experience, pitfalls and tips for success with the system.
  • Strengthen your network with other professionals and instructors.
  • Online training resources available to participants before and after the workshop.
  • Small groups, experienced instructors and extensive cadaver training in the wet lab workshops.

Workshop Objectives

This practical PGR workshop aims to improve your understanding of all critical aspects of PGR and to equip you with the necessary skills to achieve consistently successful clinical outcomes.

  • Function of the stifle and rational: Review the anatomy, structure and function of the stifle as well as the rationale and theory behind PGR.
  • Examination of the stifle: Learn to perform a comprehensive physical and orthopedic examination of hind limb alignment.
  • Pre-op planning: Learn how to plan a PGR procedure, using physical and digital templating tools.
  • Healing process: Review the biological and biomechanical elements of the PGR healing process
  • Surgical technique: Learn how to perform PGR through a comprehensive lecture that includes how to avoid intra-operative complications and technical mistakes as well as . and bone model exercise.
  • Post-op evaluation: Learn the keys to evaluating surgical technique on post-op radiographs and at follow up consults.
  • Advanced techniques: Review advanced techniques for complex cases, new and ongoing research related to PGR.
  • Complication management: Review the most common complications and how to manage them effectively.

Workshop Outcome: Completion of this workshop prepares you to perform PGR independently and incorporate the procedure into your clinical services.



KYON PGR Training is appropriate for veterinary surgeons with well-rounded orthopedic experience, knowledgeable in fracture plating, corrective osteotomies, and TPLO or TTA techniques. Complications are minimal, commonly associated with technical errors, and easily avoided with comprehensive instruction, diligent planning and practice.

Your hospital OR is suitable for advanced orthopedic surgery.

Some surgeons and clinics will have more preparation to do than others. We are happy to discuss your specific circumstances and chart a path.

Surgeons will be enrolled automatically to the accompanying online course when purchasing the workshop (without additional fee for the online course). We recommend to take the course one month before attending the workshop.


Movora provides all equipment and materials for each workshop.



KYON Education Center Zurich
Förrlibuckstrasse 30
8005 Zurich


All travel accommodations are the responsibility of the registered individual(s).
There are several hotels in close vicinity to the venue.

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

KYON Certificate of Completion
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