What are the Benefits?

Because the FiberTape is attached through the bones of the joint, providing bone to bone fixation, the Tightrope technique most closely mimics the natural function of an intact CCL. FiberTape is stronger and less likely to stretch than the material used in the traditional extra-capsular repair technique.

The Tightrope surgery technique is less invasive than the TPLO surgery technique – which involves cutting bone.

What is the Recovery?

Similar to any of the other options, recovery and physical therapy takes about 8 weeks. For the first 2 weeks your dog will be in a soft cast to minimize movement and allow proper healing of the incision. Over the remaining 6 weeks you will be asked to assist your dog with low-impact physical therapy exercises. Your dog will need to be kept clam and quiet during the recovery period and you will be instructed on the level of activity allowed per week. We will help you through this period and perform recheck examinations to check the healing process and to answer any questions or concerns.