Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) is an increasingly popular method for the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in dogs. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) ruptures, partial tears, chronic degenerative tears, and severe strains are extremely common in the dog.The ACL injuries affect all sizes, shapes, breeds, and ages. ACL Surgery is necessary to correct these injuries.
Lateral Extracapsular Stabilization Technique (MRIT)Extracapsular Lateral Suture Stabilization (ELSS) is a surgical procedure that provides stability to the unstable canine knee. The instability is the result of a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL). Knee stability is necessary for proper leg function and comfort.
Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)TTA a surgical procedure used to treat cranial cruciate ligament rupture in the knee joints of dogs. It involves cutting the top of the shin bone , moving it forward and stabilising it in its new position.
TightRope ACL Repair TechniqueThe Tightrope CCL procedure in dogs uses small drill holes in the femur and tibia to pass a synthetic ligament-like biomaterial through a small incision to provide bone-to-bone stabilization during healing. The biomaterial used for the Tightrope CCL is called FiberTape.
PARTIAL RUPTURE OF CRANIAL CRUCIATE LIGAMENTPartial CCL ruptures are less obvious—your dog may appear lame with exercise, but improves with rest. However, the ligament will continue to weaken and the joint will become increasingly unstable. Eventually, the ligament will likely rupture completely and lameness will not improve with rest.
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