Treatment Options


DePuy Synthes Vet offers guidance for all stages of the TPLO surgery process.
Click on each section below to discover helpful resources through all stages of treatment.


  • Cranial Drawer Sign: With complete ligament rupture, the tibia can move forward (with respect to the femur). With partial rupture, less movement is possible but a small amount of looseness is often detectable.
  • Cranial Tibial Thrust: While a dog is walking, the femur slides back, and the tibia moves forward, because of a sloped tibial plateau
  • Femur: Thigh bone
  • Patella: Knee cap
  • Stifle: Knee joint
  • Tibia: Shin bone

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