Anterior Cruciate Ligament
 
Priced from $2,700 - $3,600

CBLO – ACL Stabilisation Surgery in Dogs

What is CBLO?

Cora-based TPLO, which stands for Centre of Rotational Axis Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy, merges the benefits of TPLO and TTA techniques. For the past 5-10 years, it has been the favoured method for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) stabilisation in Europe.

How does CBLO work?

Through the CBLO method, the proximal tibia is rotated forward, levelling the tibial plateau. This minimises the femur's push on the tibia during weight-bearing and ensures that the femur loads directly onto the tibia, unlike in the TPLO, where it loads behind the tibia.

This rotation also tightens the patella tendon, enhancing stability by preventing the tibia's forward movement relative to the femur, especially when the ACL fails.

The technique requires a circular cut on the proximal tibia. This is then secured using a custom-designed bone plate and compression screw, ensuring added stability at the surgical site. Consequently, recovery is swift, allowing patients to resume lead walks as early as six weeks post-operation, a feat unattainable with the TPLO method.

The technique requires a circular cut on the proximal tibia. This is then secured using a custom-designed bone plate and compression screw, ensuring added stability at the surgical site. Consequently, recovery is swift, allowing patients to resume lead walks as early as six weeks post-operation, a feat unattainable with the TPLO method.

Recovery and aftercare

After the surgery, your dog will be able to use the leg immediately. However, for the first six to eight weeks, we advise only cage rest and toilet walks to ensure the stifle fully recovers. Then, proceed with cage rest and lead walks for the next two to four weeks. After this period, your dog can resume full off-lead activities.

Typically, patients are sent home on the same day of the procedure, eliminating the need for an overnight hospital stay. We recognise the comfort of having your dog recover in the familiar environment of home, which is both preferable for owners and safe for the pets.

Benefits of CBLO in dogs

The primary advantage of CLBO is its quick recovery period, allowing most dogs to resume lead walks from just six weeks post-surgery.

Cost of CBLO surgery for dogs

Our current cost for the CBLO procedure is approx. $2,700 - $3,600 (based on the weight) at Brisbane Pet Surgery depending on the size of the dog and the complexity of the ACL injury.

This procedure is currently $6-7k at referral centres that offer CBLO.

Optional pre-anaesthetic blood test available for all surgeries (additional cost)

Scot Plummer
Meet Dr. Scot Plummer
BVSC(HONS)

Since childhood, Dr. Plummer has been passionate about caring for animals, and graduated with Honours in a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland. He opened the Brisbane Pet Surgery with the aim of making quality pet care affordable for everyone.

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