Surgery

Surgery is an effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders. We’re proud to offer advanced surgery capabilities at Research Boulevard Pet & Bird Hospital, including TPLO.

Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) is one of many ways to treat and repair a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), which is the equivalent of the ACL in humans. During TPLO surgery, the angle of the knee is altered to restabilize the knee, so the ligament is no longer needed to provide balance. Because of this, a dog that receives TPLO surgery can often bear weight on the affected limb within days of having surgery.