TTA-2 Reception @ ACVS; San Diego, US
October 16th (6:30pm – 8:30pm) @ ACVS 2014
In early 2004, following three years of clinical testing, KYON launched the original Tibial Tuberosity Advancement procedure for cranial cruciate deficiency in dogs. Slobodan Tepic, Dr. Sci., Dipl. Ing., and Prof. Pierre M. Montavon, Head of Small Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, invented and developed TTA to allow neutralization of cranial tibial thrust without compromising joint congruency.
Throughout the last decade of clinical experience, KYON continued to refine and improve TTA preoperative planning, surgical technique, implants and instruments. In 2012, KYON collaborated with Dr. Joop Hopmans to begin in vitro testing and safety & efficacy testing to explore the next step in the TTA evolution, TTA-2*. TTA-2 consists of an incomplete osteotomy, performed with a novel hinged saw guide and a new cage, designed to transfer shear and compression forces. The simplified surgical technique preserves the periosteum on the medial aspect of the tibial tuberosity, eliminates stress risers created by the plate, fork, and screws, shortens the surgery time, and reduces the implant inventory. In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated that with proper surgical planning, the saw guide combined with the use of the Fine Touch Osteotomy Spreader minimizes the risk of intraoperative or early postoperative fracture of the tuberosity.
* patent pending
Cocktail Reception | Presentations | Discussion
*Limited space is available.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Slobodan Tepic, Dr. Sci., Dipl. Ing.
2014 ACVS Surgery Summit