Objective: To (1) describe a modified technique for tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture and (2) report short term outcome and complications.
Study design: Prospective clinical study.
Animals: Dogs with unilateral CCL rupture (n = 50).
Methods: TTA was performed with a novel implant to achieve advancement of the tibial crest. The technical protocol, specific implants and instrumentation, and the short term outcome are described.
Results: Various breeds (mean ± SD weight, 31.9 ± 13.3 kg) were included. Mean age at treatment was 64 ± 30.6 months. Minor complications occurred in 30% and major complications in 4% of the cases. Forty-eight (96%) dogs had a good to excellent outcome 3 months after surgery.
Conclusion: The modified technique is a viable alternative to other osteotomy techniques.
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