Category: Veterinary Surgery

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Surgery (TTA Surgery)

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Surgery (TTA Surgery)

Tibial tuberosity advancement surgery or TTA  is the latest surgical treatment for cranial cruciate ligament disease in the dog. TTA is indicated for dogs weighing more than 50 lbs. Along with TPLO, TTA is considered a “bone cutting” procedure that minimizes tibial thrust and aids in stabilizing the stifle joint. Currently, four surgical options exist for a torn cruciate ligament in the dog. They are TPLO, TTA, Tightrope, and lateral suture. Pros of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Surgery 1. Creates 90-degree angle between the tibial plateau and patellar ligament thereby eliminating tibial thrust and lameness. 2. Early return to function with

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Surgical Picture Of A Dog Correcting Cruciate Tear And Patella Luxation

Dog Surgical Correction of Cruciate Tear and Patella Luxation

Dogs that tear the cranial cruciate ligament frequently also have a luxating patella. This situation presents a unique challenge to the veterinarian often requiring a surgical correction which is a total knee reconstruction. Surgically correcting the cranial cruciate tear is fairly straightforward; however, fixing both at the same time can be much more complicated. Tibial Tuberosity Advancement surgery allows for the simultaneous surgical correction of cruciate tear and patella luxation on the dog in a fairly straightforward procedure. Cranial Cruciate Tear The TTA is the latest surgical procedure developed to treat cruciate rupture in the dog. Big dogs weighing over

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A Picture of a Bone from Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Surgery

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for Dogs (TTA Surgery)

What is Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for Dogs (TTA Surgery)? Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for Dogs (TTA Surgery) is the newest and most innovative canine knee surgery to date. Natchez Trace Veterinary Services in Nashville, TN, and Franklin, TN is pleased to have the ability to provide Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for Dogs (TTA Surgery) for our clients in need of this service for their pets. This type of surgery is used to repair the rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), also frequently referred to as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The Cranial Cruciate Ligament connects the two main bones of the knee

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A Picture of Two Dogs Playing After Ligament Surgery

How to Prevent Your Dog from Tearing the Good Knee Ligament After Surgery

Here’s How to Prevent Your Dog from Tearing the Good Knee Ligament After Surgery Nothing can be more frustrating and depressing than having surgery on your dog’s knee, paying a lot of money, going through the rehab and ending up exactly where you started. Unfortunately, this situation is fairly common. So how do you prevent your dog from tearing the “good” knee ligament after surgery? The following scenario is typical in my practice. Your dog has cruciate ligament disease with the recommended treatment being surgery. You are trying to decide what to do! You ask yourself: What surgical technique is

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Happy Dog After Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Cruciate Ligament: Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs

Why Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs is So Important Following a major surgery such as Cruciate Ligament Surgery,  physical therapy helps put your dog back to his old self fast. A post-surgery rehabilitation protocol ensures that your dog heals properly and achieves the maximum range of motion and flexibility possible. Oftentimes, aggressive post-surgical rehab makes the difference in whether or not surgery is successful. Video Showing Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs: Cruciate Ligament Surgery The video below shows you how to perform post-surgery rehabilitation exercises for a dog recovering from Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Therapy exercises should be started 24 hours

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A Picture of A Brown Dog After Ligament Surgery

What to Expect in a Dog Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Dog Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery: Why Would a Dog Need this Surgery? Cranial Cruciate Ligament damage is a rip or tear of one of the cruciate ligaments.  It is usually the result of slow, subtle degeneration of the ligament that has been taking place from within rather than being the result of an injury to a previously healthy ligament. The cruciate ligaments located within the knee in an “X” pattern that connects the femur (“thigh bone”) to the tibia (“shin bone”). The cranial cruciate ligament’s function is to stabilize the tibia and keep it from sliding out of position, hyperextending, and

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