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Is Cruciate Ligament Knee Surgery (TPLO Surgery) Successful For Dogs?

Is Cruciate Ligament Knee Surgery (TPLO Surgery) Successful For Dogs?

Yes TPLO surgery for cruciate ligament injuries in dogs has a high success rate of 85-90%, however good post-operative care is also essential. There are three types of cruciate surgery for dogs: TPLO, ELSS and TTA.

Most Common TPLO Surgery

  • Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy Surgery (TPLO Surgery) is a common and effective procedure

Less Common TPLO Surgery

  • Extracapsular Lateral Suture Stabilisation Surgery (ELSS)
  • Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA)

If you do choose the surgery route, a brace is a very good idea to make sure the knee is stable and heals to the best of its ability post-surgery.

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Care post-surgery is crucial, read how to look after your dog post-surgery here

Titus Took the Non-Surgical Route

Titus, the husky, did not have TPLO surgery as he was 10 years old. It's really worth reading his story further, to see how his owner chose alternative options to surgery, and Titus made a full recovery.

Read about Titus, the husky, and how he recovered from his cruciate ligament injury without surgery 

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Best Dog Cruciate Ligament Knee Braces

Find our full range of Dog Cruciate Ligament Knee Braces below. If you are looking for an alternative to ACL surgery, these cruciate knee braces can be a substitute

Best Cruciate Knee Braces
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