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Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO)

TPLO – ACL Stabilisation Surgery in Dogs

What is TPLO?

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) stabilises the canine knee post-CCL rupture. A popular choice for over three decades, it caters to large breeds, aiding dogs of all sizes in resuming an active life. By altering the tibia angle, this surgery enhances joint stability, eliminating the need for the ligament.

How does TPLO work?

TPLO, Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy, effectively addresses canine knee instability post-CCL rupture. This surgery involves a precise tibial cut, and repositioning the plateau for optimal alignment.

Stabilisation is achieved with a custom bone plate and screws, enhancing biomechanics. The aim is a stable joint, promoting a quick return to function and reducing osteoarthritis risk.

Explore the informative TPLO Info video channel on YouTube for a comprehensive understanding and visit Brisbane Pet Surgery for expert care.

Recovery and aftercare

Following TPLO surgery, your dog can use the leg immediately. For the first eight weeks your dog should have crate rest and limited toilet walks, followed by another two to four weeks of crate rest and longer lead walks is recommended for full recovery.

Home recovery is safe; patients are sent home the same day, with no overnight hospital stay necessary.

Dogs usually start weight-bearing on the operated limb within 3-7 days, with over 50% returning to normal activity in 3-4 months. By 6 months post-op, almost all patients achieve 90% or better recovery. Rely on our comprehensive aftercare plan for a successful TPLO recovery journey.

Benefits of TPLO in dogs

TPLO procedure stabilises the knee, facilitating a speedy recovery post-CCL rupture in dogs. It improves biomechanics, and lowers osteoarthritis risks, ensuring a return to active lifestyles.

Cost of TPLO surgery for dogs

At Brisbane Pet Surgery, TPLO surgeries cost between $2,700 and $3,600, depending on dog size and injury complexity. This offers substantial savings compared to referral centres, making it an affordable option for pet owners.

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

Scot Plummer
Meet Dr. Scot Plummer

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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