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J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2011 Jul-Aug;47(4):250-7. doi: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5574. Epub 2011 Jun 14.

Tibial tuberosity advancement for treatment of CrCL injury: complications and owner satisfaction.

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Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center, Allentown, PA, USA.


The purpose of this retrospective study of 171 dogs that underwent 193 tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) surgeries was to describe complications and owner satisfaction associated with the procedure. Complications occurred in 21 cases (11%). Subsequent meniscal tear was the most common complication (10/193, 5.2%). Increasing body weight (P=0.02-0.04) and small cage size (P=0.06) were significantly associated with postsurgical complications. Ninety-two percent of owners were satisfied with the outcome of the TTA procedure, but only 84% stated that they would be willing to have the procedure performed again. The authors concluded that TTA had a complication rate and owner satisfaction similar to other tibial osteotomies for the surgical correction of cranial cruciate ligament disease.

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