About the Author

Dr. Palmer is currently a professor of orthopedic surgery at Colorado State University; half of his career was in private specialty practice as a staff surgeon and as a practice owner. He has been an invited speaker at conferences around the world and is the founder of Complete Course on External Skeletal Fixation, which has been educating veterinarians for 25 years. The author of 50+ journal articles, book chapters, and veterinary educational videobooks, he also is the president-elect of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. Dr. Palmer’s clinical work is focused on traumatology, minimally invasive surgery, limb deformity correction, and conditions of the knee. His research is directed toward disease and injury of the canine/human knee, cartilage repair, and development of novel devices for human orthopedic health care.