A Country Animal Hospital - Free Consultation On TTA For Cruciate Disease - consider TTA instead of TPLO - Coupon offer does not include Radiographs (Xrays) - Call 406-297-7903
A Country Animal Hospital is located six (6) mile from the Canadian Border (Rooseville) on the LEFT Just past Indian Springs Golf Course RV Park and before Silverado Hotel
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TTA is the abbreviation for Tibial Tuberosity Advancement. It is a surgical procedure based on a similar human procedure described back in 1976. It is one of the “bone cutting” techniques for addressing veterinary patients with deficient Cranial Cruciate Ligaments (CCL). The CCL is one of several stabilizing structures of the knee (stifle) joint in the hind limbs of animals. It is a rope-like structure inside the joint acting as a static (constant) stabilizer of the knee. Its main job is to hold the tibia from riding, or thrusting, forward and from rotating internally. In humans it is referred to as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
TTA vs. TPLO
- TTA can be performed on any knee, TPLO only need if tibial angle greater than 30 degrees.
- TTA reduces retropatella pressure preserving cartilage, TPLO does not.
- TPLO actually increase load pressures increasing risk of meniscus problems and generates more osteoarthrisis.
- TTA does not change geometry of the joint or pressure distribution in the joint.
- TPLO increase stress on Patellar Ligament, increasing chance of patella tendonitis.
- TPLO decreases Range of Motion (ROM) of the joint.
- TTA has a quicker recovery time.
- TPLO cuts weight bearing cylinder of the leg, TTA does not.
All Surgeries done with Laser Scalpel. Less pain. Heals faster.