Cruciate surgery (TPLO)
Unfortunately, it is very common in dogs to rupture their cranial cruciate ligament (which is similar to the ACL in humans). The clinic is able to offer a number of treatment options including conservative, braces, extra capsular repair, TPLO and CBLO. A consultation can be booked to discuss the different options available for your dog (or cat).
Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO)
TPLO was a surgery developed over 30 years ago. While there are many other surgeries have been developed since then, TPLO has consistently been shown to have the best outcomes and least complications. Dr James has performed this surgery several hundred times over the years, using high quality locking implants.
TPLO surgery involves cutting the bone and rotating it, this reduces the angle of the top of the tibia, which neutralises the force that would normally be stabilised by the ruptured ligament. The bone is then held in place with a special locking plate and screws to allow it to heal.