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Old 01-06-2019, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default TTA surgery for dog/lab?

My 3 year old lab has a torn ccl. A vet has recommended TTA surgery. Does anyone have experience good or bad with this procedure? Im trying to decide the right path. Thanks!!


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Old 01-06-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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Yep, my dog had it done both knees at 5-6years, (very expensive) First one went out, then the second one the following year. She did great she was like a bionic dog, just do like they say on the healing process. My chocolate lab was 95 pounds all muscle. I think that had a lot to do with it she was heavy.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:50 PM   #3
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One on my male Rottie and 2 on my female. First one was $1700 but then we found a vet that did them for $700. Both dogs had no trouble after the surgery. Male was 138#'s and female was 115#'s so even with that weight, no problems.
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Old 01-06-2019, 05:57 PM   #4
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Being so young, definitely recommend surgery for him.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:24 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone


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Old 01-06-2019, 09:34 PM   #6
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Yep. About 3.5 years ago for mine and she’s almost 4 now. I had a thread on it. So far we’ve had no issues. The rehab is the worst part and keeping them off of it until a few weeks post surgery. Now she’s a house dog that loves to fetch but won’t pick up my birds.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:52 PM   #7
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Yep. About 3.5 years ago for mine and she’s almost 4 now. I had a thread on it. So far we’ve had no issues. The rehab is the worst part and keeping them off of it until a few weeks post surgery. Now she’s a house dog that loves to fetch but won’t pick up my birds.


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Old 01-11-2019, 10:53 PM   #8
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Default TTA surgery for dog/lab?

We opted for TPLO and had great results. It got in his head and we had to follow up with a LOT of rehab to get him to stop hopping and use the dang leg. Underwater treadmill, sled pulling... that’s just him though. He never tore the second one, meaning we’re lucky. It’s worth considering and talking to your surgeon about, especially when it comes to potential complications.
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