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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Bilateral ACL Injury – Jasmine

Jasmine’s Bilateral ACL InjuryBy Jana Rade When Jasmine started limping in the summer of 2008 we didn’t think too much of it. It wasn’t the first time it happened and it wasn’t the worst either. Jasmine had injured her hind legs three times before and, each time, after an exam and x-rays, we were told…

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TPLO Ligament Surgery – Taylor

Our 3 1/2 year old yellow lab has had hind lameness after exercise for several months now. We tried rest and anti inflammatory meds for 3 weeks with no results, so finally had her examined and x-rayed. She was diagnosed with a torn CCL, with some arthritis in her affected knee. It was a very…

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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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TPLO, 2 Days Post Op – Potato

Injury Date: 04/14/10 Potato’s Story: Potato tore her knee muscle in winter. I had insurance, but because she was limping prior to a minor sprain, they didn’t cover it. I couldn’t stand seeing her limping around anymore so i paid the $3000 for the kind of surgery where they cut the bone so the leg…

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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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TPLO Surgery Dogs

TPLO surgery for your dog may be the best option for your pet after you have carefully weighed all of the other surgical and non-surgical options for canine cruciate ligament (CCL) repair available.  This article will provide you with a general overview of what the TPLO dog surgery entails, and how much you can expect…

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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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