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 provideTibial 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 joint, the femur (upper part of the joint) and the tibia (lower part of the joint). The Cranial Cruciate Ligament helps prevent excess motion between the femur and the tibia. Rupture of this ligament is a very common injury in dogs and can lead to degenerative joint disease if left untreated.
Surgery is basically the only option when a dog ruptures a Cranial Cruciate Ligament. After the ligament is torn, every time the dog tries to bear weight on leg the force of the weight on it’s leg causes the femur to slide backwards on the tibial plateau surface. This causes further arthritic damage to the joint. This movement can also damage the joint’s cartilage pads (menisci) which can lead to constant pain.
Watch Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for Dogs (TTA Surgery) Being Performed
There are other options for dogs with this type of injury.
- Lateral Suture Procedures
- TightRope (Lateral Suture Procedure variation)
If your dog has sustained an injury that you feel may be helped by this type of procedure, consultations are available with Dr. Marc Smith for $80.00. During the consultation, Dr. Smith will examine and evaluate your pet explaining all of the options available for your pet’s particular health situation, the pros and cons of each, and what he feels would be the best method of treatment to suit your pet’s individual needs in relationship to your long-term goals for your pet.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please feel to email or call our office at any time!