Does your pet have a torn ACL? This is one of the most common problems in dogs today causing lameness in the rear limb of the dog.
The lateral suture repair method has been around in veterinary medicine since the 1960's. The procedure is fairly simple, and should not take more than one hour for your veterinarian to perform. It historically involved placing a strong piece of suture (often fishing line) across the knee joint in a location similar to the torn ligament. This suture would stabilize the knee for about 12 weeks while your pet "heals" the knee with fibrous or scar tissue around it to stabilize the knee, something like a permanent knee brace.
Recovery time for the Lateral suture technique is typically longer than with the TTA technique, and has a higher risk of osteoarthritis in the knee.
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