Rave had the Triple Tibial Osteotomy (TTO) surgery with Stage 9 laser option. The TTO with lazer is a less invasive procedure, and there will be less scar tissue as a result. Rave was an excellent candidate for this type of procedure as she had no cartilage damage.
Rave gets her staples out tomorrow morning. The TTO (with lazer) was done 2 weeks ago and she is doing well. She came home with barely any swelling. I periodically grip wrapped gel ice packs on over the first 2-3 days. By the 3rd or 4th day she was allowed to go for brief 5 minute walks in addition to potty breaks, with icing the leg afterward. By last Friday she was feeling so good she wanted to play. She tried, I stopped it. I am pleased with the proceedure, and am very pleased with her progress.
The total cost of Raven’s TTA includes level IX laser surgery, all radiography, and pain patches (2 fentanyl), and post op antibiotics was $3,800.
There was no notable swelling upon discharge. Her gait and stance were near normal. I was to check her incision daily. She could be on lead active and was crated only at night, so she wouldn’t be tempted to jump on my bed. We were allowed 5-10 minute walks after the first 3 days. No running, swimming, jumping, or strenuous activity for 2 weeks after the surgery.
Later this month, Rave begin physical therapy following the TTO. I am hopeful of her regaining some of the beautiful musculature she has been blessed with.
Post TTO X Rays (click to view larger image)