Articles with CCL injuries

Surviving The Post-Op: After Your Dog’s ACL/CCL Surgery

Surviving The Post-Op: After Your Dog’s ACL/CCL Surgery

How to make it through your dog’s surgery recovery —tips for surviving the post-op time. You’re probably all worried; I was too. Let me start with the good news. Based on my experience with Jasmine’s bi-lateral ACL surgeries, I truly believe that the post-op recovery is actually going to be much easier for your dog than it will be for…

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TightRope® CCL Fixation System: Dorie’s Knee Surgery

TightRope® CCL Fixation System: Dorie’s Knee Surgery

The TightRope surgery was developed as an upgrade to the lateral suture stabilization (LSS) for cruciate injuries in dogs. Is it a better technique with better results? Both techniques have their risks to reward ratio. While stronger than surgical suture, the perception is that the patented braided TightRope material is the main reason for potential complications. It has, however, worked…

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Tibial Tuberosity Advancement: My Two Cents on the TTA Repair

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement: My Two Cents on the TTA Repair

The tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) was one of the first modern surgical options to address cranial cruciate ligament tears in dogs. The TTA neutralizes the abnormal forces in the joint that result from a CCL rupture differently. Even though it also involves cutting a bone, it uses the strength of the patellar tendon to stabilize the knee. This technique underwent…

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