Orthopaedic/Cruciate TTA Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery encompasses any surgery that is related to bones or joints. It includes procedures such as fracture repairs, ligament repairs and spinal surgery to name a few.

Our veterinarians’ high level of expertise and our practice’s fully equipped surgical suite allows us to perform certain orthopaedic surgical procedures that your pet may require. These may include:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament repair

  • Patella luxation surgery

  • Fracture (broken bone) repair

  • Amputations for severe injuries or bone cancer cases

We now perform TTA surgery for cruciate ligament ruptures for large and giant breed dogs - using the Ossability technique. Ossability TTA combines biotechnology advances with clever engineering to improve outcomes for patients undergoing cruciate surgery.

TTA or Tibial Tuberosity Advancement involves making an osteotomy cut through the bone in the lower part of the knee and rotating the top of the knee forward (this is the advancement). By advancing the tibial tuberosity forward we change the angle of force acting on the knee in motion, cleverly preventing the instability that occurs from cruciate ligament rupture.
The bone is stabilised with a wedge made from 3D printed medical-grade titanium and a compression plate - which allows blood flow, promotes bone healing and allows stability for improved post operative recovery and pain control.
With specialist support from the Ossability team the procedure utilises ongoing technical advancement to continue to improve patient recovery and surgical technique.