Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) in humans is known as the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL) in dogs. This ligament is an important stabilizer of the knee, and in both people and dogs, this ligament may tear. Most owners do not know exactly how the CrCL tear occurred, but they notice the gait abnormality in their pet. This CrCL ligament tear needs to be repaired in dogs that lead an active life.

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

In our hands, we have found few procedures with a success rate as high as that of the TPLO.