TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)
Cruciate ligament tears can occur in dogs and cats. Over the years, a variety of surgical procedures (combined sometimes with capsular Fasziendopplung, thread-restraint to Flo, TPLO, TTA), designed to restore the lost stability and reduce sequelae such as arthritis. Especially in larger dogs have in recent years, the TTA as a method of choice emerge.
This was developed in America and Switzerland and is based on the correction of the angle at the knee and therefore changes of the joint mechanics. After this surgery, the dogs are able to quickly load the operated leg, so there’s posture by relieving muscular atrophy resulting only very rarel.
Advantages of the TTA are:
- The knee will not be opened unless there will be a parallel meniscal damage.
- The surgery will not be executed in the bearing part of the Tibia (lower leg).
- The method is minimal invasive.
- All this leads to a period of convalescence that is as short as possible and the dogs can put a strain on the lag again very soon.