1113 TTA

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About the course

The Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) is an evolution of the TTA procedure for the treatment of lameness due to cranial cruciate failure, with a titanium, porous wedge replacing existing systems. Benefits include a simplified procedure, 20-25 minute surgical time with short convalescence and indications for small, large and giant breeds. We’ll begin the course with a lecture based introduction, followed by a practical session using synthetic bone models of the stifle, together with plenty of animations and video support material. Our expert tutor will explain the development of the technique, implants and associated instrumentation and provide a detailed review of surgical technique and clinical outcomes covering all aspects of MMP. The course will include a saw bone practical where you will have the opportunity to perform the MMP procedure.

What you'll learn:

  • The evolution of TTA
  • Why another cruciate surgery technique was developed
  • OrthoFoam technology and its development
  • Biomechanics and theoretical foundations of MMP
  • Tuberosity advancement and the 90° patella tendon angle – the controversies
  • Case selection for MMP
  • MMP trials and outcomes
  • How to perform the MMP procedure
  • How to avoid complications

Course Tutor: Malcolm Ness BVetMed CertSAO DipECVS FRCVS

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