Which ACL surgery is best for my dog?

Today, even in small breed dogs, TPLO is becoming the preferred surgical approach, due to reported improved outcomes with TPLO over other common procedures. Also, with TPLO, the veterinary industry reports a 90-95% good-to-excellent outcome for dog ACL surgery.

Which is better TTA or TPLO?

The TPLO surgery bone cut location is a more invasive procedure that may take longer to heal. The TTA bone cut location during surgery is less stressful to your pet and healing can take place quicker. Both have equivalent rates of after-surgery success and function of the knee post operatively.

What are the two types of ACL surgery?

The 2 main groups used for grafts in ACL reconstruction are allografts and autografts. The theoretical advantages of an allograft are elimination of donor site morbidity, decreased pain, shorter operating and rehabilitation times, and better cosmesis. Three autograft options are commonly used.

How many types of ACL surgeries are there?

There are many variations of ACL reconstruction, all of which aim to give the patient the best functioning knee possible. The variability depends on what the graft, the new ligament, is made from. In general, there are three main graft options: a patellar tendon autograft, a hamstring autograft, and an allograft.

Can TTA surgery failure?

There are numerous reports on the major and minor complications with TTA using the fork-based implant (3,8,9,11–13) and body weight is a significant risk factor (12,13). Reported major complications following TTA include tibial fracture, implant failure, patellar luxation, meniscal tears, and infection (8,9,11–13).

Is there an alternative to TPLO surgery?

If your dog has suffered an ACL tear, know that there’s a new alternative procedure available. We call it the QLF.

What are 3 types of ACL repair?

Three types of grafts can be used with ACL surgery:
  • Autograft. Your doctor uses a tendon from somewhere else in your body (like your other knee, hamstring, or thigh).
  • Allograft. This type of graft uses tissue from someone else (a deceased donor).
  • Synthetic graft. This is when artificial materials replace the tendon.

What is the most common ACL surgery?

The two most commonly-used autografts for ACL reconstruction are the patellar tendon (PT) (also known as a BPTB graft) and the hamstring tendon (HT).

What are the 4 graft Options for ACL repair?

The commonly used allografts for ACL reconstruction are BPTB grafts, HS grafts, tibial is posterior/anterior and tendo achilles grafts. Sterilization with irradiation or ethylene glycol are recommended to reduce immunogenic reaction and disease transmission.

What is the success rate of TPLO surgery?

What is the success rate of TPLO? The success rate of TPLO surgery is extremely high, with as many as 90-95% of dogs returning to near-normal function. Most dogs achieve about 95% of their normal limb function and return to their prior level of activity approximately 10-12 weeks post-TPLO surgery.

What is the average price of TPLO surgery for dogs?

$3,500 to $5,000
In general pet owners can expect cat and dog TPLO surgery cost to average $3,500 to $5,000 and capsular suture stabilization to cost between $1,200 to $1,5004, which often includes the exam, surgery, anesthesia, operating room use, hospitalization, medications, checkups and physical therapy.

How long does a TTA surgery take?

60-90 minutes
The TTA surgery usually takes 60-90 minutes. The approach is to the medial (inside) of the stifle joint and the incision is in this area.

Why is my dog limping a year after TPLO surgery?

What happened? There are multiple potential causes for lameness following TPLO ranging from simple soft-tissue inflammation associated with over-activity, to implant failure with a resultant tibial fracture. Keeping your pet calm and on-leash for 8 weeks is easier said than done.

What happens if a dog runs after TPLO surgery?

There are typically no complications involved with recovery from TPLO surgery, so your dog will likely be fine after a single infraction of exerting the knee too early, but it’s best to limit jumping or running as much as possible.

What can go wrong after TPLO surgery?

Complications occurring during or after TPLO can range in severity from swelling and bruising to fracture and osteomyelitis. Ten to 34% of TPLO surgical procedures are reported to experience a complication and approximately two to four percent require revision surgery to address a complication.