Can a tightrope be used for a CCL dog?
The Tightrope ® can be considered for any dog with CCL disease, but recommendation for its use depends on size, age, condition, tibial slope, and activity level of the dog. The Tightrope ® may be an alternative technique for medium to large-breed dogs that are poor candidates for the TPLO (see CCL TPLO Section) .
What kind of surgery is used to repair CCL in dogs?
For information on other types of surgery used to correct CCL injuries in dogs, see the handouts “Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair: Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)” and “Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair: Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)”.
Can a LFS procedure be done on a CCL dog?
The LFS procedure can be considered for any dog with CCL disease, but recommendation for its use depends on size, age, condition, tibial slope, and activity level of the dog. The LFS is usually recommended for small-breed dogs as implantation into larger breeds are thought to be more prone to failure.
How is a tightrope procedure used for cranial cruciate ligament repair?
The TightRope® procedure requires drilling two bone channels (resulting in four holes); one from side to side through the tibia and the other from side to side through the femur, to run the suture material through, thereby stabilizing the joint.
Where to get Tightrope CCL surgery for dogs?
This procedure is not as strong as all the other procedures and is only indicated for very small dogs. Tightrope CCL surgery is the preferred treatment by Dr. Spinks and the other 4 veterinarians at the Animal Hospital of Sussex County.
Where can I get CCL surgery in NJ?
Dr. Spinks during the Tightrope CCL cruciate ligament repair surgery at the Animal Hospital of Sussex County in Northern NJ. The Tightrope CCL procedure is minimally invasive with an incredibly high success rate as shown in this post-op radiograph.
Why do we need CCL fixation in Tightrope system?
TightRope CCL fixation can help counteract cranial tibial thrust, drawer, and internal rotation while providing optimal joint range of motion.
Is the CCL a stifle joint in dogs?
April 16, 2019 Leave a Comment. The cranial cruciate ligament, commonly referred to as the CCL in dogs, is one of the main stabilizing structures of the knee (stifle) joint in the hind limbs of canines.