Pet TPLO Procedures

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a surgical procedure that has revolutionized the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries in dogs.
Happy dog in recovery after surgery
a person with a dog on a table

Pet TPLO Procedures in Decatur, AL

A cranial cruciate ligament or CCL tear is a common knee injury in dogs. Similar to the ACL in humans, when a dog suffers a CCL tear, the injury causes pain and most pets are unable to walk normally. If left untreated, the result is further joint damage, pain, and osteoarthritis.

The most significant advancement in the treatment of CCL tears has been the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy surgery or TPLO. TPLO has proven to be superior to other methods of surgical repair for CCL injuries especially in large or very active dogs. In the majority of canine CCL injuries, TPLO is the ideal treatment with minimal complications and a relatively quick return to comfortable, full activity. 

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