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"Building  Fetch" .....
one knee at a time

608-792-8184  

WISCONSIN VETERINARY ORTHOPEDICS

 

Tibial Tuberosity Advancement  

 

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

Our goal is to make your dog active again. From “fetch” to a walk in the park we hope to bring a limping, painful knee back to normal function.  

Our Services:

•Luxating Patellas

•Cruciate [ACL] Rupture

•TPLO and TTA
         Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
         Tibial Tuberosity Advancement
  

Your pet is a member of your family and ours as well. With over 25years experience as a premiere Animal Hospital serving the Greater LaCrosse, WI area; we’re here to help when your best friend is in pain……….

Call today 608-792-8184 and let us get your dog back on the road to a full life!

 

The TPLO limits tibial thrust by reducing the angle of the joint itself.  In a normal knee joint the angle of the tibial plateau[ shelf created by the lower leg bone or tibia] may be 20-30 degrees; hence when force is applied to the leg

knee graphic web
Knee graphic

The TTA accomplishes this [Limitation of Tibial Thrust]  by dragging the femur back into its normal position through tension placed on the patellar ligament.  This broad ligament now acts as the new cruciate ligament to prevent instability of the joint. 

 

the tibia tends to “thrust” forward. By rotating the tibial plateau through the osteotomy[bone cut] the new joint becomes nearly “flat” making it difficult for “tibial thrust” to occur.   We prefer this procedure to the TTA[ Tibial Tuberosity Advancement] for its extra strength and sparing effect on the meniscus which can tear more commonly with the TTA

Mission Statement 

Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopeidic's goal is to provide reconstructive knee surgery to Veterinary Clinics and the Public employing TTA/TPLO technology

Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics

W7683 Old Hwy 93
Holmen, WI 54636 
 
Phone 608-792-8184
   

Mark Hein, DVM

University School of Veterinary Medicine- 1987   

 
WE MAKE YOUR BEST FRIEND BETTER
WE MAKE YOUR BEST FRIEND BETTER