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Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy by Radial Cut

An increasingly popular method for treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament disease

Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) is an increasingly popular method for treatment of canine cranial cruciate ligament disease. This article covers indications for the procedure and provides an overview of Radial Cut TPLO surgery. TPLO may be used to treat cranial cruciate ligament disease in all sizes of dog. The choice of surgical technique is multifactorial, and will take into account available equipment, expertise and economic factors together with biological and biomechanical considerations. Those particularly pertinent to TPLO include: bodyweight, size, age, partial ligament rupture and performance.

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