Canine cruciate ligament rupture in dogs is the most common cause of hind limb lameness. It can affect any dog however is more common in the active large breeds. Advanced Vetcare performs hundreds of procedures treating canine cruciate ligament tears in dogs every year. Our preferred technique for large dogs is the tibial plateau leveling procedure (TPLO). Left untreated in large breed dogs, canine cruciate ligament tear leads to irreversible arthritis and generally poor function in the affected limb. For more information please visit our Info Sheets page or download the article on cruciate ligament injury in dogs found below. We use exclusively Synthes TPLO plates in our patients. These plates combine exceptional manufacturing standards with the latest in locking-screw technology. Read more here.
Pre and post-operative images of a dog with canine cruciate ligament rupture treated with a TPLO procedure. The aim of the procedure is to neutralize the forces in the joint to biomechanically stabilise the joint.