Title:cTTA: Egy új módszer kutyák elülső kereszteződőszalag-szakadásának gyógykezelésére - 2. rész: műtéti technika
Dunay, Miklós Pál
SUMMARY The second part of the study presents a detailed description of the surgical technique and early results with circular Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (cTTA), a novel method for the treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament rupture. For preoperative planning, see part one of the present article. The technique is based on Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), sharing the same principle of biomechanical stabilization. To the authors’ knowledge, there are only two studies available on cTTA to date. The study involved 16 patients, followed up to two weeks after implant removal. Complications occurred in seven patients (43.75%), one of which had two different complications at two different periods of time. Though the rate of complications might seem high, all were classified as minor, and none required reoperation. After the removal of the implants, all patients performed well.