A TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) is our recommended surgery for cruciate disease in dogs.
Most first opinion veterinary practices will refer patients with cruciate ligament disease to a referral surgeon for a TPLO. This becomes complicated as pet owners will often need to travel some distance to get their dog’s surgery performed and their pet will also be unfamiliar with these referral institutions. Referral practices will also charge well over $6000 for this surgery.
We are very lucky at our practice to have two staff members with the surgical skill to perform several types of surgeries for canine cruciate ligament disease including lateral suture placement, TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement) and TPLO. Our vets Michael and Greg have performed over one thousand cruciate ligament surgeries over the past twenty years.
The most commonly recommended surgery for this condition is called a TPLO. Please see the following animated link explaining cruciate disease and the TPLO procedure:
We have a flat fee of $4000 for TPLOs. This includes the procedure, two post operative checks and post-operative xrays. All of our TPLO patients will receive the best of care including the use of high quality titanium implants and multimodal pain relief (including an epidural).
If you have any questions please give Michael or Greg a call to discuss your pets needs further.