Cruciate Surgery

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South Cranbourne Veterinary Surgery
82 Earlston Cct (Cnr South Gippsland Hwy)
Victoria 3977

03 5995 1451
03 5995 1447

Dog Cruciate, Joint, ACL Surgery

Our cruciate surgery service offers a very affordable alternative to specialist surgery, and includes; surgery, post-op and xrays all under one fee.


What Our Cruciate Surgery Service Includes:

  1. An initial consultation that includes a thorough examination and discussion of surgical options.
  2. Completion of the cruciate repair using either TTA procedure (for larger dogs) or Extra-Capsular Suture repair (for smaller dogs).
  3. A 16-week rehabilitation program. Including follow up consultations, x-rays, and exercise program.


Cruciate Surgery Rehabilitation Program

Following surgery we will prescribe a detailed rehabilitation program that includes guided exercises and stretching, As flexibility and strength returns the exercise load will be increased. Rehabilitation is crucial to avoiding complications, loss of mobility, and soreness.

Weeks 1 - 4: Weekly consultations

Week 6: X-ray

Week 8: Monthly Consultation

Week 12: X-ray

Week 16: Final consultation


The Difference Between TPLO and TTA Cruciate Procedures

TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement) repairs damage by introducing an implant to counteract the pressure applied to the shin bone (caused by the damaged ACL). TTA surgery provides the same outcome as TPLO surgery and is used as the primary cruciate repair technique by many specialists worldwide.TTA procedures may offer some advantages for specific dog breeds or types of damage. We encourage you to speak with our team regarding the right procedure for your dog's cruciate repair.

TPLO (Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) repairs damage by re-shaping bones of the knee to redistribute weight without relying on the damaged ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).