TightRope Repair Technique
TightRope ACL Repair now available at Shaw Pet Hospitals
The newest technique for repairing canine anterior cruciate ligaments is called the TightRope Method and has been developed over the past three years by Arthrex Veterinary Orthopedics Products.
The technique involves implanting a very high tech and high strength material through tunnels drilled in the femur and tibia to stabilize the stifle joint. It offers a much stronger fixation than the Securos Method and is less involved than the TPLO since there is no osteotomy required.
The procedure is somewhat less costly than a TPLO and although only 3 years of follow up data is available at this time, it is a technique worth considering, especially for smaller and medium sized dogs.
See this link for more details about the method, success rates and complications that may occur.