Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

Division: Vet

The DePuy Synthes Vet product portfolio includes a full line of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) implants and instrumentation designed to treat feline and canine patients across the broad spectrum of breeds, weights, and skeletal conformations.

The DePuy Synthes Vet TPLO plates are designed with proprietary locking technology, which has been shown to maintain reduction more effectively than conventional screws and non-locking TPLO plates1.

Indications for Use

For stabilizing osteotomies of the canine proximal tibia.

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
A full range of patented plate designs. Implants offered in the following sizes:
  • 2.0mm
  • 2.4mm
  • 2.7mm
  • 3.5mm Small
  • 3.5mm
  • 3.5mm Broad
A full range of patented plate designs that suit the full breadth of patient populations.
 Targeted locking screw trajectories for pre-contoured implants. Anatomically pre-contoured implants with targeted locking screw trajectories Ensures the proximal fragment is precisely apposed to the tibial diaphysis, mitigating the risk of intra-articlular screw placement.2
Proprietary locking technology (pictured) iis shown to maintain reduction more effectively than conventional screws. Proprietary Locking Technology
  • Shown to maintain reduction more effectively than conventional screws and non-locking TPLO plates1
  • Protects against “rock-back”3
Biologically favorable TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) saw blades (pictured) Biologically favorable TPLO Saw Blades
  • Up to 64% less heat generation, with 45% less time above necrotic temperature limit4
  • Up to 63% higher cutting rate4
Patented TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) jig & saw guide (pictured) significantly improved accuracy and the precision of the osteotomy. Patented TPLO Jig and Saw Guide System
  • Significantly improved accuracy and precision of the osteotomy5,6
  • Reduced likelihood of iatrogenic damage to the medial cortex when initiating the osteotomy6



  1. Leitner M, Pearce SG, Windolf M, et al: Comparison of locking and conventional screws for maintenance of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy plate fixation. Vet Surg 2008;37:357-365
  2. Kowaleski MP, Boudrieau RJ, et al: Radiographic Outcome and Complications of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Stabilized with an Anatomically Contoured Locking Bone Plate. Vet Surg 2013;42:847-852
  3. Kloc PA, Kowaleski MP, Litsky AS, et al: Biomechanical comparison of two alternative tibial plateau leveling osteotomy plates with the original standard in an axially loaded gap model: an in vitro study. Vet Surg 2009;38:40–48
  4. Farrell M, Mathieson A, Chung P, et al: In vitro performance testing of two arcuate oscillating saw blades designed for use during tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. Vet Surg 2011;40:694–707
  5. Christopher J. Tan, Mary Sarah Bergh, et al: Accuracy of Tibial Osteotomy Placement Using 2 Different Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Jigs. Vet Surg 2014:43:525-533
  6. Neil J. Burton, Jowl Fitzpatrick, et al: Evaluation of Cut Accuracy and Cis Cortical Damage for Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Performed with and without Aid of a Novel Saw Guide: An In Vitro Study. Vet Surg 2011;42:28-37
DSUS/VET/0817/0084 11/2017

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