Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy – TPLO

Dogs walk on the tips of their toes rather than the flats of their feet. As a result of this there is a force which acts on the tibia every time they take a step. This force is in a cranial direction and is known as cranial tibial thrust. This force is neutralised by the intact cruciate ligament but if this ligament deteriorates and ruptures there is an instability in the stifle joint every time the dog takes a step.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Recommended Posts

Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy

Pedicle screws for stabilisation of LS spine

Corrective femoral osteotomy