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TTA RAPID: The New Face of ACL Surgery
Animal Health Center Upper West Side has been a leader in helping reshape the role of minimally invasive pet surgery and pet diagnostics in veterinary medicine. Cutting-edge surgical equipment, veterinary techniques, pet diagnostics, and groundbreaking treatment is why pet owners trust us to provide first class Veterinary care. Specialized equipment is available via shuttle at our second location when needed.
TTA Rapid is an alternative type of surgery for treating ACL injuries. This veterinary treatment was only recently introduced to the U.S. and is available from the Animal Health Center. Animal Health Center technicians are some of the few veterinary surgeons in the entire world that have experience with this groundbreaking new technology for pets and animals.
More Details on TTA RAPID
The ACL is one of the four main ligaments of the knee. It helps stabilize the knee during landing or rotating.Torn ACL will require surgery, rehab and a pain management schedule. Depending on your pets age this may require a life long schedule or treatment plan.
TTA Rapid surgery for pets is one of the most effective surgeries available for the treatment of and injuredACL. This type of surgery restores biomechanics of the knee via invasive surgery. The result is stabilizing the joint while limiting arthritic damage. TTA Rapid provides rapid healing, less inflammation, and recovery within weeks of surgery. Other types of procedures often take months.
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What is an ACL or CCL ?
Many pet owners are not familiar with this. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, also known as Cranial Cruciate Ligament, is one of the supporting soft tissue rope-like structure that is inside the knee joint.
What's an ACL tear or rupture?
Generally speaking an ACL tear is a break in the rope-like structure that connects the femur bone to the tibia bone. This typically causes pain and makes the joints unstable so they don't work right.
Common signs of an ACL tear
There are a variety of symptoms. Acute lameness to mild chronic ones depending on how bad it is. A total tear can mean acute and severe lameness. Partial ACL tears are less serious and the pain can come and go. Joints will swell in your pet and they will have trouble walking in most cases.
Treatment for an ACL Tear
There are a variety of treatments for an ACL tear. Some are non-surgical and some are surgical. Call our UWS Veterinary office to find out more.
What is the Stifle joint?
More commonly known as the knee joint.
Is a torn ACL painful for a pet?
The degree of pain can very but it is usually very painful for your pet.