How long has TPLO surgery been around?

How long has TPLO surgery been around?

The Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) was a surgery first developed almost 30 years ago by Dr. Barclay Slocum. In the decades since, it has proven to be a reliable and consistent treatment for injuries to the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs (ACL in people).

Is TPLO surgery the best option?

Most surgeons feel that TPLO is the best surgical option for young, active, large-breed dogs. Additionally, TPLO is typically associated with less progression of arthritis than other surgical repair techniques.

Why are my lab’s back legs giving way?

I realize her downhill went pretty fast. Her back legs were getting weak and sometimes give out. She started not getting up fast enough to get out to go potty. But the next day she would be like a puppy and play and everything was great. Thats how it should have ended for her.

What happens when a Labrador Retriever’s hind leg collapses?

These growths can pinch the nerves in the spine and cause loss of coordination. Bullet’s are in the lumbar region, so it’s only affecting his hind end right now.

How old is a 13 year old lab?

Your lab is 13 and presumably had a good life with your family. It’s time. No one can tell you what to do, there is no right or wrong. You make the decision, only you. Because you are the one who will live with it. Michael A Brooks and MF like this.

Why does my labrador retriever have a bullet in his leg?

Bullet’s are in the lumbar region, so it’s only affecting his hind end right now. She said it’s probably been developing for years and that he may have had some extra inflammation in there yesterday that caused it to manifest.

How old was my lab when she tore her cruciate ligament?

Our 9yr old lab did hers two years ago. The vet suggested not operating as the x ray showed arthiritis and he thought the other may go. So we put her on Metacam and initially rested her a good month (garden only, no walks or ball throwing). We also took as much weight off her as possible. She did wonderfully.

How much does it cost to repair a CCL tear in a Labrador Retriever?

There are several types of surgery, and the best choice will vary for an individual dog. Surgery may range from $600 to $3,000. Surgical techniques used to repair CCL tears include:

Why did my labrador retriever get a cruciate ligament injury?

This may be due in part to a genetic disposition and a tendency for less active dogs to get overweight. Unfortunately, there is no known way of preventing CCL injuries, because we don’t know the underlying cause. Controlling body weight is the single most important step an owner can take to minimize the risk of this problem.

Which is better tibia tuberosity advancement or TPLO?

Tibia Tuberosity Advancement (TTA): Similar to TPLO surgery, TTA stabilizes the knee joint by changing the geometry and physics of the knee and enabling it to work without a cruciate ligament. TTA surgery may be less invasive and quicker than TPLO surgery.