What is TTA rapid?

What is TTA rapid?

TTA RAPID implants are made of titanium and are a combination of a plate and a cage with an open mesh construction. This combination enables high stability and fast bone growth “through” the sponge construction. The implant is manufactured with titanium due to its known properties which minimize the risk of infections.

Which is better TTA or TPLO?

Conclusion: Osteoarthritis progressed more after TTA and in dogs with bilateral stifle surgery. Dogs treated with TPLO subjectively seemed to have less pain and fewer mobility issues. Clinical significance: Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy provides a better long-term radiographic and functional outcome than TTA.

How do you do a TTA?

A TTA specific bone plate is placed on the tibial tuberosity and the bone cut is completed. The tibial tuberosity is advanced forward and a TTA specific “cage” is placed within the cut. The bone plate is then screwed into the tibial shaft to hold the bones together.

What is a TTA surgery for a dog?

TTA is the abbreviation for Tibial Tuberosity Advancement. This a surgical procedure used to treat cranial (or anterior) cruciate ligament rupture in the knee joints (stifle) of dogs. It involves cutting the top of the shin bone (the tibia), moving it forward and stabilising it in its new position.

What is dog TPLO?

The surgery used to repair the cruciate ligament is called TPLO, short for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. The surgery can help your dog get back to running and jumping like normal! Unlike other surgeries, TPLO restores mobility to your dog’s knee without relying on the damaged ligament for stability.

Is TTA cheaper than TPLO?

When comparing the TTA and TPLO, the TTA is less expensive, and this is due to the simpler nature of the procedure as well as the fact that it does not require as much equipment, despite the fact that titanium costs more than stainless steel.

What is the success rate of TTA surgery?

The TTA also has a success rate of 90% –increase in muscle mass, improved knee range of motion, and improved activity levels are observed in patients. Many dogs return to the same level of activity and knee function they had before injury.

What can I expect after TTA surgery?

Healing from TTA surgery is generally rapid. About half of all canine patients will begin walking on the injured leg within 24 hours after surgery. At 2 weeks postoperatively, most dogs are bearing moderate to complete amounts of weight on the affected leg. Within 6 months, most dogs can resume full physical activity.

Can a dog walk after TTA surgery?

Does my dog really need TPLO?

Why do dogs need TPLO surgery? A CCL rupture is the leading cause of hind limb lameness in dogs and can cause instability in the stifle (knee) joint. TPLO is often recommended for medium- to large-breed dogs, as well as canine athletes, as it restores them closer to normal function.

What happens if TTA fails?

The most common major complications of TTA are tibial tuberosity (TT) distal longitudinal fractures with or without avulsion, implant failure, tibial fracture, seroma, dehiscence and infection [8,9,10].