Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Dr. Luaces performs all our orthopedic surgeries and has been trained in the repair of the cranial cruciate ligament found in the knee. This injury is the most common orthopedic injury in dogs and is very widespread in humans as well (known as the ACL tear in people). The doctor uses the extracapsular suture stabilization technique with
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) A surgical procedure that makes a change to the biomechanics of the knee to reduce pain and instability. During surgery, a curved cut will be made near the top of the tibia (shin bone). The top of the bone is then rotated to reduce the slope on the top of the tibia (this is where the “leveling” comes from). A stainless steel bone plate is held to the tibia with bone screws to secure the tibia in position while the bone heals. Please call for more information or to schedule a consultation.