Out of surgery

Gus is out of surgery. There was a partial CCL tear. In addition to deepening the trochlear groove to address the luxation of the patella , the surgeon did a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) instead of the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA). She had to do this procedure because there was too much of an angle present in the tibial plateau. Below is an illustration showing how the bone is cut and a more natural tibial plateau of around 7 degrees is achieved. It also shows the plate that is attached.
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We are to pick him up in the morning. Then the fun really begins for us. Yes, that was very sarcastic. I just have to remember this will be difficult for Gus also. We will all be required to have patience during the long healing process.

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