St. Charles Animal Hospital

11685 Doolittle Drive
Waldorf, MD 20602

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Ruby Joint Stabilization System

 

While many people feel that a geometry changing surgery, like the TTA, is the "gold standard" for repairing torn cruciate ligaments, the majority of repairs in the US are done with some variety of Extra Capsular Repairs.  Various materials have been used over the years with various ways to attach these fibers to the bones.  However, even the strongest nylon will rub against the bone or the bone anchors and break within a matter of weeks!  A recent modification, called the Tight Rope System® has not made any improvement, as the complex material in this system also has been shown to break down in about 5-6 weeks from friction. When these systems go on to fail, the result is moderate to severe arthritis, with decreased range of motion and possibly long term pain.

Now, after 8 years of research and development,  Kyon, the inventors of the TTA system, have released a new surgical stabilization which may prove to be a "game changer".  This new system utilizes a new fiber system and a unique attachment to bone.  The fibers are made of Dyneema®, which is extremely strong, does not stretch, and is extremely slippery.  The bone anchors are made of TAN (Titanium Aluminum Niobium), which is optimal for ingrowth of bone.  Additionally, there is a polished ruby insert where the Dyneema® fibers exit the bone anchor to reduce friction to almost zero.  This all adds up to a fixation that has been shown to last for many years.

Dr. Neuman is one of only a handful of surgeons across the US that has
been trained to use this system.  At present, the system is only available
for medium size dogs.  Kyon will be releasing other sizes soon.