The term luxating means out of place or dislocated. Therefore, a luxating patella is a kneecap that ‘pops out’ or moves out of its normal location.Book a consult
Soft Tissue Surgeries
Soft tissue surgery for patella luxation in dogs involves addressing issues with the ligaments, tendons, and joint capsule that contribute to the dislocation of the patella.
The goal of these surgeries is to stabilise the patella within its groove, allowing for improved joint function and reducing pain.
Tibial Tuberosity Transposition (TTT)
TTT involves repositioning the attachment point of the patellar ligament on the tibia. This helps to realign the forces acting on the patella, providing better stability.
Tibial Tuberosity Transposition Procedure:
The surgeon will cut the tibial tuberosity to realign to patellar ligament and the quadriceps mechanism.
The respositioning is aimed to correct the abnormal tracking of the patella and improving the stability.