The Importance of TPLO Surgery
TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery is a critical procedure in veterinary medicine that addresses one of the most common orthopedic issues in dogs - a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Similar to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in humans, the CCL provides stability to the knee joint. When torn or damaged, it can cause pain, lameness, and long-term joint degeneration if left untreated.
Unlike other surgical techniques that aim to repair or reconstruct the CCL, TPLO surgery involves altering the biomechanics of the knee joint. By levelling the tibial plateau, the surgery eliminates the need for a functioning CCL and allows the joint to stabilise itself. This innovative approach not only helps dogs regain their mobility but also prevents future complications such as arthritis.
At Greystanes Vet Clinic, we understand the significance of TPLO surgery in restoring the quality of life for dogs suffering from CCL injuries. Our team of highly skilled veterinarians, in collaboration with our in-house animal physiotherapist, ensures your pet receives the best possible care. With state-of-the-art facilities and advanced surgical techniques, we can effectively diagnose, plan, and perform TPLO surgery tailored to your pet's needs. Trust us to provide compassionate and professional care for your beloved furry friend during their journey to recovery.