Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery now Available at our Hospital in Victoria BC
Shaw Pet Hospitals is pleased to annouce we are now able to offer Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy surgery to our clients and by referral. You do not need a referal from your veterinarian only a willingness to do what is best for your dog when the anterior cruciate ligament is injured. Call for an appointment with Dr. Shaw today.
To speak with Dr. Shaw about a surgical consultation or to refer a client, please call (250)-652-4312.
This highly technical procedure involves rotating the tibial plateau using a specially designed radial saw blade and a contoured bone plate to counter anterior tibial thrust. Surgeons must be specially trained and some, including Dr. Shaw, are licensed by Slocum Enterprises, the company created by Dr. Barclay Slocum, the inventor of the procedure.
Compared to other techniques TPLO results in
A more rapid recovery
Better range of motion
Development of less arthritis
Better return to athletic or working activity, espically in larger dogs.
Recovery expectation from a TPLO procedure
50% will start to walk on limb within 24 hours and within 5 days most patients will be weight bearing.
Radiographs taken 8 weeks postoperatively should reveal healing of site
At 4 months most exercise can be restarted. at 6 months back to full working activities
Pictures of both pre and post operative joints