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TTA Rapid is the new face of ACL surgery and Animal Health Center is at the forefront of this innovative, non-invasive technique. Our team of veterinarians have been instrumental in redefining the role of minimally invasive surgery and diagnostics in veterinary medicine. We utilize the most cutting-edge surgical equipment, techniques, diagnostics, and groundbreaking methods to provide our clients with the highest quality of medical care and most effective solutions.
TTA Rapid, an alternative surgery for the treatment of ACL injuries and was only recently introduced to the United States. Our doctors at Animal Health Center are some of the few veterinary surgeons in the entire world who are experienced with this new biotechnology.
The ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the four main ligaments of the knee, and it helps to stabilize the knee during landing or rotating. Treatment of a torn ACL involves surgery, rehabilitation, and pain management. In some cases rehabilitation, and weight & pain management become part of a lifelong plan for animals, especially if they are older or have predisposed conditions.
TTA Rapid surgery has recently become one of the newest and most effective surgeries available for the treatment of ACL injuries. It most closely restores the normal biomechanics of the knee by using the least invasive surgery to stabilize the joint with minimal arthritic damage to the joint. This procedure is more accurate than other well-used surgeries, resulting in rapid healing, less inflammation, and recovery within weeks of surgery as opposed to months. Additionally, it relies on titanium implants, which carry less risk of infection and rejection and allows for a larger range of movement than in other ACL injury surgeries, such as the TPLO.
TPLO is one type of surgery used by orthopedics for treatment of ACL injuries. In this case the tibia, or weight bearing part of the knee joint, is surgically cut and altered to a different angle; Implants hold the knee in place while the joint heals to its new position. It’s not only extremely invasive, but the accuracy of success is dependent on a multitude of factors, the post-operative healing is extended, and recovery could take months. Additionally, the surgery itself, while helpful in treating the ACL injury, also causes increased forces within the knee, possible permanent loss of some range of motion, and the knee is more difficult to extend post surgery.
If your animal companion has recently had an ACL injury, call Animal Health Center immediately to make an appointment with one of our veterinary surgeons. With our experience, we can ensure that your pet experiences the least amount of pain during, both surgery and post-op, following with a quick and safe recovery without the long-term effects of traditional ACL surgery.
Animal Health Center at Veterinary Village