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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

The CrCL repairing technique that we usually recommend at Sun Valley Animal Center is the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure.

This service is only accessible at our main clinic.

How Can TPLO Surgery Help Dogs in Ketchum?

TPLO is a method of repairing a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in a dog. It can be an abrupt tear during trauma or strenuous activity, as often occurs in people.

However, it can also be a slow deterioration of the ligament over weeks or months, potentially affecting both stifles (knees). Following a CCL tear, the limp is usually quite severe. While some improvement may occur with time, surgery is the best method of treatment for a dog with a CCL tear.

Meet Our TPLO Surgeons

Our surgeons specialize in the TPLO procedure, a state-of-the-art surgical technique that provides rapid recovery and long-term stability for your pet's knee.

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Easy Aftercare

Following our TPLOs, we request two weeks of restricted activity followed by short leash walks for up to two months. We will call to check in with you during the healing process.

Recheck appointments and Physical Rehabilitation are recommended, but only required in rare cases. At two months, off-leash activity is usually permitted.

Why Choose Us

We have a 95% success rate due to years of experience with the TPLO procedure, high-quality instrumentation, and locking plates. Complications are rare but can include infection at the surgical site, patellar luxation, and implant failure.

The infection rate has been mitigated with our new silver-coated BioMedtrix Locking Plate that was developed by Dr. Randy Acker in conjunction with biometrics.

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New Patients Welcome

Sun Valley Animal Center is accepting new patients at our two convenient locations! Our vets are passionate about the health of our Valley's pets. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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