Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) is a common orthopedic knee surgery for dogs with a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL). The Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center has an experienced team of doctors that are highly-trained in all aspects of TPLO surgery, and we are proud to offer this service for the dog community in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dog CCL Injuries
A dog’s CCL is similar to a human Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), and ACL injuries are one of the most common medical conditions in dogs. Just like humans, a dog’s knee has a femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and various ligaments. However, a dog’s knee is always bent, which causes tension to the CCL located inside the knee joint. This constant tension makes the ligament susceptible to sprains and tears.
Your dog can experience CCL injury due to excessive use, breeding issues (hip dysplasia), obesity, and general wear and tear. A torn CCL causes pain and inflammation. Some dogs cannot even put any weight on the affected leg which reduces their mobility and negatively impacts their overall quality of life. TPLO surgery is an effective solution for a torn CCL, and it provides significant long-term health benefits for your favorite companion. Our veterinary team will carefully evaluate your dog to determine how they can benefit from surgery based on their size, breed, and overall health status.
Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center specializes in customized care and we are committed to providing high-quality health and rehabilitation treatment for your pet so they can feel better fast. Our practice also serves as a resource for smaller veterinary clinics that may not be able to offer specialty services such as orthopedic surgery and physical therapy. What sets us apart is our personal connection with our pet patients and our dedication to taking excellent care of them.