Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

TPLO surgery revolutionized the treatment of ACL tears (torn cranial cruciate ligament). Cascade Veterinary Clinic is one of the few hospitals in North Central Washington offering this procedure.

For complete, partial, or chronic ACL tears,the TPLO procedure is extremely effective on dogs of most sizes (except toy breeds).

Xray image of leg

This state-of-the-art reconstructive surgery; alters the biomechanics of the joint to counteract the force that caused the ligament to tear. The tibia (lower knee bone) is surgically altered: the top portion (tibial plateau) is cut and rotated and then held in place with a stainless steel plate and screws.

We are pleased to be able to offer your pet this high-tech surgical procedure in our neighborhood veterinary practice.