We see all TPLO cases within 48 hours*

New Fixed Price - £4,750

Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy

Our New Reduced Price is £4,750

The most effective surgery for pets suffering with cruciate disease.

We are now accepting all TPLO referrals and trialing a new way of pricing TPLOs, with the same price regardless of the weight of the patient when you refer to us.*

  • All your TPLO cases will be accepted immediately and seen within 48 hours*
  • We guarantee the same fixed price across all patient weights**
  • Our updated fixed price gives your clients clarity and peace of mind

There is no additional cost for TPLO cases seen urgently or if they are a large breed

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When you refer, the following is included:

  • Consultation
  • Pre and post operative radiographs
  • Anaesthesia (including routine medications)
  • Surgery (including all implants)
  • Up to 3 days hospitalisation
  • Routine medications (e.g., post operative NSAIDs or paracetamol)

The new trial price at DWR Veterinary Specialists is £4,750

"Brilliant and exceptional level of caring and concern for my pet provided by the vet, especially with unexpected complications, on top of his brilliant orthopaedic skills."

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Questions on orthopaedic procedures.

It is the most robust and gives a more rapid recovery in comparison with other techniques used for this problem. Small, light body mass patients can be treated successfully with medical treatment (pain killers) and a long period of restricted activity, but the recovery period is typically longer than that required following surgery. There are several surgical procedures that can be used to treat cranial cruciate ligament problems, including techniques that replace the damaged ligament and ‘tibial osteotomy’ techniques which modify the shape of the top part of the tibia to make the stifle stable in the absence of a functional CCL. In most cases, tibial osteotomy techniques result in faster recoveries and, of these, TPLO appears to be the most robust technique with a favourably low complication rate.

TPLO stands for tibial plateau levelling operation and is the procedure of first choice for most dogs suffering from rupture or disease of the cranial cruciate ligament in the stifle (the knee joint). When the joint becomes unstable and rather than flexing and extending normally during weight bearing it gives way, and the tibia is pushed forwards. TPLO involves a cut of the tibia (the shinbone) and accurate modification of the slope of the top (the plateau) of the bone. This allows the stifle joint to be re-stabilised during weight-bearing and locomotion. The modified shape of the tibia is maintained using bone screws and a plate. These maintain the corrected shape of the tibia during the healing period of approximately 8 weeks.

A number of different surgical procedures are performed to treat different presentations or severity of hip dysplasia. Very young puppies (4 months or less) with hip laxity can be treated to modify growth and reverse developing hip dysplasia. A minimally invasive technique selectively arrests growth of just the underside of the pelvis, to overcome the early changes of hip dysplasia. Puppies aged 5 to 11 months with mild hip dysplasia can benefit from pelvic osteotomy surgery which overcomes the tendency for the hips to subluxate (partial dislocation). For most severely affected puppies and adult dogs with hip osteoarthritis secondary to hip dysplasia, total hip replacement is the surgical procedure of choice. This is a reliable procedure with a good long-term prognosis, even in puppies.

Cruciate disease is the most commonly treated orthopaedic condition in dogs. The term is used to describe lameness attributable to partial or complete rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament with resultant instability of the stifle (knee joint) and development of osteoarthritis. 
DWR offers TPLO surgery which is the current Gold Standard treatment available.

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*All cases will be seen via a consultation within 48 hours of referral (Monday to Friday) unless we encounter unforeseen circumstances in which case the earliest appointment will be offered.

**Fixed price available from 24th June 2024 to 30th September 2024. Terms and conditions apply, available upon request.

The most effective surgery for pets suffering with cruciate disease

Emergency referrals should always be made by phoning us on 01638 572012.

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