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Animal Health Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If your pet has a medical emergency, please telephone us immediately at 914-941-4904. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and technicians are here to provide expert care for your pet.

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Pet ACL/CCL Surgery

TTA RAPID: The New Face of ACL Surgery

Animal Health Center at Veterinary Village has 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.

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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.

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  • More Details on TTA RAPID

    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.

     

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  • What is the ACL or CCL ?

    The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, also known as Cranial Cruciate Ligament, is one of the supporting soft tissue rope-like structure within the knee joint. For the purpose of these definitions, we will use the term ACL.

  • What is an ACL tear or rupture?

    An ACL tear is a break in the rope-like structure connecting the femur bone to the tibia bone creating instability and pain in the knee joint.

  • What are the signs of an ACL tear?

    The symptoms vary between sever acute lameness to mild chronic ones depending on the degree of the tear. A complete tear will yield an acute and severe lameness as oppose to a partial tear that will yield a mild on and off chronic one. A tear or rupture will lead to joint swelling, pain and instability of the knee joint and when you see the signs on your pet it means that there is already damage (pathology).

  • What is The Treatment for an ACL Tear?

    There are a number of treatments for ACL tear and they are divided in 2 main categories: non-surgical and surgical. The non-surgical treatments include pain medication, physical therapy, splints and braces. In general, these treatments yield poor results including chronic painful illness associated with instability , arthritis, meniscal and cartilage damage. These treatments are in most cases are not recommended.

    The surgical treatments encompass many procedures. The most recent approach is to change the dynamic or physical anatomy of the joint. TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) and CBLO (CORA Based Leveling Osteotomy)are the most commonly used techniques. They are designed to change the tibial plateau or the mechanical forces within the joint. These techniques use osteotomy (cut of the bones) with plates, screws and spacers to fix the joint.

    Non-invasive or minimally invasive is a key in modern surgery as it is always less traumatic, it provides faster recovery and less pain which are paramount in yielding better results and a quicker return to normal activities.

    At Animal Health Center at Veterinary Village, we are using the same equipment and technology as the top human hospital in the world. Using our arthroscopic tool equipped with HD camera and large screen we can assess and attend to any conditions within the joint through small punctures only(https://synergy.arthrex.com). This equals less trauma, less pain, better visualization of the condition resulting in a better diagnosis and better treatment.

  • What is an ACL surgery?

    An ACL surgery is a surgery performed to repair an instability that was created by the ACL rupture or tear in the knee joint.

  • What is the Stifle joint?

    The Stifle joint is the knee joint.

  • Is a torn ACL painful for a pet?

    A torn ACL is painful, and affected pets will experience pain while simply walking. Depending on the severity of the tear, the symptoms may range from showing a hint of lameness to being completely unable to bear weight on the injured leg.

  • What are the causes of an ACL tear?

    ACL tears are one of the most common orthopedic diseases veterinarians see in dogs. Research done revealed that in most cases the ACL tear is not a traumatic injury but rather a degenerative change that happens within the joint. There are contributing factors to ACL tear including genetics, hormonal, nutritional, anatomical factor and more.

  • How is an ACL tear diagnosed?

    The veterinarian will first perform a physical examination and will evaluate the affected knee, looking for palpable laxity or looseness in the joint known as “drawer” and “thrust”. Then, x-rays will be taken to better evaluate the general condition of the patient and the specific changes within the joint to determine the extent of the ACL damage, the progression of the injury and to rule out other conditions that may be present and contribute to the lameness. The x-rays will also allow the surgeon to take specific measurements such as the tibia slope that are essential to perform the surgery.

    Other advanced imagery techniques such as CT, MRI and ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis, and are all available on site at the Veterinary Animal Hospital, but mostly not required.

    We strongly suggest performing the diagnosis under anesthesia to reduce the patient anxiousness and facilitate accurate evaluation.

  • What is the best treatment for my dog?

    There is no single treatment that fits all. Many factors are to be considered, such as the size, breed, age, level of activity, type of dog (working dog, show dog, etc.). Pre-existing medical conditions for example Medial Patela laxation, excessive tibial slope, hip dysplasia, ecc` and of course the budget.

    The best treatment for your pet will be the least invasive technique that has the best success rate, the least complication rate and the fastest recovery.

  • How long is the recovery after the surgery?

    Most of our patients will walk on their leg within 24 to 72 hours of the surgery.
    Typically, after a surgery during their short stay at the hospital, patients will get physical therapy.
    Most of our patients leave the hospital walking and feeling much better than when they came in.

Testimonials

  • Dr. Haroush doesn't only look after your pet as a professional, but he sees your pet as one of his own. With his extensive veterinary knowledge and fully-equipped hospital, he is able to give you peace of mind when it comes to your pet. The Animal Health Center really is the best place to take care of your pet's problems. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Unlike large veterinary hospitals that deal with a myriad of pets hastily, this private practice gives you reassurance that your pet will be taken care of exceptionally on an individual basis.

    –Cynthia Ho
  • When our Labrador Max became seriously ill during non-business hours, our local vet referred us to Bedford Katonah Vet Center.  This was a terrible experience, as they gave us no diagnosis but charged us several thousand dollars.  We took Max home against their advice and searched for a new vet. Thank God we found Dr. Haroush! He took Max immediately and saved him.  Dr. Haroush became our family vet and we tell everyone we know about him.  He is a tremendous Doctor and a great man!

    –Max & the Spencer Family
  • Thank you for your dedication to finding treatment for Atlas.  Your generosity for finding the best plan of care for Atlas’ aggressive and extremely rare cancer helped us get through the last year.  We hope we have many more healthy and happy years to go.  We are so very thankful.

    –Atlas & the Crossling Family
  • I want to again thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience and compassion and above all you expertise in diagnostic skills and the subsequent surgery you preformed on Ebony.  You may not remember, but Ebony Star suffered for more than half of her life (4 years) before I found your name one day on the internet when I was desperately looking for a veterinarian that could help her.

    –Ebony Star & Lutizia Liubenov
  • Thank you so much again for literally saving my (beloved) Dominic’s life. We were so distraught when we brought his sick nearly lifeless body in. But, through your skill, talent, & expertise, you helped bring him back to health. Dominic is definitely his old self & receiving lots of love. Each member of your staff treated us in the great professionalism & courtesy. And your follow up through phone calls was really excellent.

    –Dominic & Suzanne and Frank and Sclafani
  • Thank you very much for saving Luna’s life. Even with her disability, she is very happy and content.“Luna” loves attacking her toys, and running all over the house with her brother and sister. Luna is great as stalking and surprise attacks on the other cats. Thank you for your knowledge and compassion “for the animals”. I appreciate everything you and your staff has done for me and giving Luna a life she deserves.

    –Luna & Sandra
  • We cannot thank you enough for saving Cayden. He is such a huge part of our lives and couldn’t imagine being without him. You have made it possible for him to be a puppy again and to enjoy his special life with us. It was such a gift to see him be reunited with his brother, Romeo and how happy they’ve been since his return. Again, thank you for taking such wonderful care of Cayden, we couldn’t have asked for more.

    –Cayden & The Burns Family