Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)
The most common knee injury in the dog is rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), also frequently called the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs. This ligament frequently can suffer a partial tear, leading to slight instability of the knee. If this damage goes untreated, it most commonly leads to complete rupture and possibly damage to the medial meniscus of the knee. The meniscus acts as a cushion in the knee. Complete rupture results in limping and instability in the knee. Untreated legs usually become very arthritic and painful from the instability.
An injured Cruciate Ligament can only be corrected by surgery. There are numerous surgical corrections currently being performed. One of the newest procedures we offer is the TTA. TTA is appropriate for dogs over 35 lbs that have a low tibial plateau angle (<25 degrees).
How much does TTA Surgery cost?
The all inclusive fee is $2,900.00
- Intake Physical Examination
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
- I.V. Catheter
- I.V. Fluids
- Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
- Preoperative imaging (radiographs)
- Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient
- Local or regional pain control (epidural)
- Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
- Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
- Surgical draping using DuraPrep and Ioban to completely isolate the skin from the surgical site
- Tibial Tuberosity Advancement Surgery including all titanium implants
- State of the Art Acculan 3TI drill and saw
- Postoperative imaging (radiographs)
- Post-surgical recovery monitoring
- Post-surgical therapy laser treatment
- Hospitalization as required
- Take home medications
- Recheck appointments
Radiographs required to confirm healing at eight weeks post-surgery are an additional $200.00 or can be performed at your referring veterinarian and sent to us for review at no additional charge.