Wedge TPLO remains a very effective procedure for Cruciate Rupture in small breeds with steep tibial plateau.
A few images from a patient today, a lovely 3 year old Yorkshire Terrier Cross called Rio. Rio had complete rupture of left CrCL.
Radiographically templated at 45degrees, a 40 degree wedge respected from his tibia and stabilised with a Vet Instrumentation 2.7mm TPLO plate.
Post-op, Rio having a fuss with nurse Jade too. Cruciate patients have two forms of intravenous pain relief, plus epidural and intra-articular local anaesthetic whilst they are under GA.
Bright and happy recoveries!
Referrals from Newquay, Truro, Camborne & the Scilly Isles
Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament failure represent a large part of our orthopaedic case-load.
Nevertheless, four patients in the last two days, referred in from Newquay, Truro, Camborne and the Scilly Isles, and all requiring the same procedure is a little unusual and illustrates nicely the spread of these cases that we use Slocum TPLO as a first line procedure ( smaller breeds generally have Wedge TPLOs, athletic ruptures a lateral fascial imbrocation, and concurrent patella luxations often a TTA or TTArapid).
Within these cases we’ve used radial osteotomy blades ranging from 18mm in a Chow and a Bulldog, 24mm in a Rottweiler and 30mm in a Mastiff.
All stabilisations are with the Vet Instrumentation 3.5mm TPLO DCP plate, and we also stock both 2.7mm and 2.4mm TPLO plates for smaller breeds.
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Otto recovers from bilateral elbow coronoidectomy and PAUL procedures (Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomies)
TJ had bilateral TPLO surgery after rupturing his cranial cruciate ligaments in both knees
Used to treat hip dysplasia in a 6 month old spaniel