Traditional Repair and TTA Surgery – Jake

Jake had traditional repair 7/28/10. This was Jake’s second surgery, as he had TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) in February of 2009. Prior to both surgeries we tried conservative management, but needed surgery both times. Traditional Repair – Post Op We are currently Day 4 after the Traditional Repair, and it has been remarkably smooth. Jake…

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CCL Repair Forum for Dogs

Have a question related to TPLO surgery, or want a recommendation for a veterinarian performing the Tightrope procedure in your area? Want to know what the best dog knee brace available is? Don’t be shy… Post on our NEW Dog Knee Injury Forum! In response to the high volume of comments a lot of the…

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TTA Surgery and CM – Ben’s Story

Injury Date:12/2008 Ben’s Story: Ben is a 4 year old Standard Schnauzer. We believe he suffered a partial tear in his Left CCL in December 2008. We didn’t give CM (Conservative Management) a chance until about July 2009, when he was diagnosed with a CCL tear. Prior to that, it only appeared to be a…

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TTA Surgery Recovery – 2 Weeks, Timber’s Story

It has been 1 week since Tim’s TTA surgery, and she is now starting to get very playful. It’s going to be difficult to keep her quiet. Her surgical line from the TTA is beautiful, bruising and swelling are completely gone. Days 8 and 9 were uneventful. Timber is enjoying the great weather, and she…

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TTA Dog Knee Surgery, Timber’s Story

Timber’s TTA Surgery Timber is a 6 year old female shepard mix; she is my baby. In August 2006, Timber tore her left ACL and she underwent TPLO. She recovered beautifully from TPLO surgery. Nearly 4 years later, she developed an abscess over her TPLO scar. I took Tim to my local vet, and she…

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CCL Injury in Both Back Legs

It is not unusual for dogs who have a cranial cruciate ligament rupture in one leg to develop one in the other leg. It is a little unusual to have two severe ruptures at the same time, but it does occur, especially in large breed dogs or overweight canines. Generally the signs of this type…

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TPLO vs. TTA for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

TPLO, or tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, and TTA, or tibial tuberosity advancement, are two very new and biomechanically similar surgical techniques. Both the TPLO and TTA create stability within the dog stifle by altering the angle of the knee and using implants to hold the knee in place while the joint heals in its new…

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TTA Repair Postop Recovery

One of the benefits of the newest of the cranial cruciate repair surgeries, the TTA, is the length of time required before your dog can return to exercise and a life without restrictions. Because the ostoeotomy (cutting of the bone) in the tibial tuberosity advancement procedure is done in a non weight bearing area of…

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