Triple Tibial Osteotomy (TTO)
This is where three separate cuts are made in the tibia (shin bone) and a small triangular piece of bone is removed. This allows for the angle of the joint to be changed in such a manner that a functioning cruciate ligament is required. A bone plate and screws are placed to allow for accurate healing. Once healed the bone will be able to carry the full functioning weight of your animal and they will be able to have a fun filled time at the park without the risk of damaging the implants or themselves.
Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA)
This is where a single cut is made in the tibia (shin bone) and a small metal implant is use to move the patella ligament forward to a position where there is no need for a cruciate ligament. This allows the patella ligament to not only pull upwards but also backwards which aids joint stabilisation when your animal is walking or running around.