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Learn About The TPLO
We created 6-Steps to break down everything you need to know about the dog knee, how an ACL tears, how TPLO fixes it, and what the recovery is like.
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Here are the nearby areas we service
Visit TPLO Austin to get quality care for your dog’s ACL injury. Our team is headed by Dr. David Allman and Dr. Kelly Might of Mobile Veterinary Specialists. We have helped thousands of dogs in Austin, Texas recover from their injury and return to their normal and healthy lifestyle.
Meet The Surgeons
TPLO Austin is run by Dr. David Allman and Dr. Kelly Might of Mobile Veterinary Specialists. They are board certified surgeons and are passionate about helping dogs with torn ACL’s. They have helped thousands of dogs in the Austin area and would be happy to help answer any questions you have.
Dr. David Allman
TPLO Austin North Team
Dr. Kelly Might
TPLO Austin South Team
3904 A Warehouse Row, Suite A, Austin, TX 78704
Monday - Friday | 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | Closed
Overview of TPLO Surgery for Dogs
About Dog ACL Injury
Canines that experience lameness in one of their hind legs may have ruptured their cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), similar to the ACL in humans. The CCL connects to the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) and helps hold the tibia in place. When torn, the ligament cannot heal or repair itself, which could cause damage to tissues and joints.
CCL injuries are one of the most common orthopedic problems in dogs, and one of the leading causes of degenerative joint disease. Ruptured CCLs are more common among large and giant breeds of dogs, and symptoms include hind leg lameness and inability to support weight on the injured leg.
Proper Dog Knee Diagnosis
Diagnosing a CCL injury involves taking a clinical exam and discussing the dog’s medical history. The vet will test the joint’s range of motion and perform hyperextension exercises. The use of anesthesia may be necessary to properly move the joint in order to reduce the pain or muscle tension experienced during examination. Radiographs are necessary to provide a clearer view of the injury before surgery.
Why Undergo TPLO Surgery
Dogs suffering from a cranial cruciate ligament rupture may undergo tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. The procedure involves changing the angle of the tibial plateau (top of the shin bone) and stabilizing it into a new position. Canines that undergo TPLO surgery can restore knee mobility without relying on the damaged CCL for stability.
Recovery from TPLO surgery is crucial for the procedure’s success. As a result, exercise should be restricted for the first 12 weeks post-TPLO surgery to ensure the bone and soft tissues heal properly.
TPLO Austin by Mobile Veterinary Specialists is dedicated to providing Austin area dog owners with reliable and accurate information about the TPLO Surgery. Our surgeons serve dog owners needing the TPLO surgery in Austin and surrounding towns Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Kyle, Buda, Driftwood, Wimberley, Lockhart, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Blanco, Dripping Springs, Spicewood, Jonestown, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Andice, Georgetown, Walburg, Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill, Lago Vista, Marble Falls, Kingsland, Coupland, Hutto, Taylor, Thrall, Lexington, Rockdale, Manor, Elgin, Smithville and more. To learn more about the TPLO go through our 6 StepsTM and if at any point you have questions, contact us.
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