Marlo is a wonderful 9-year-old Hound Mix belonging to Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s Operations Manager. Marlo was brought into work after it was noted he was lame on his left hind limb. Radiographs (X-Rays) revealed that he had a partial Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) tear. He was scheduled for an orthopedic surgery with Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle for a Tibeal Plateau Leveling Osteotomy, or TPLO.
In a TPLO procedure, the tibial plateau, the portion of the tibia adjoining the stifle, is cut and rotated so that its slope changes, preventing the femur from sliding down the slope of the tibial plateau when the dog puts weight on its knee.
Marlo did very well during his surgery and is recovering at home.
A huge thank you goes out to Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle for helping Marlo feel better, and also to Animal Medical Center of Seattle’s staff for taking care of him during his recovery!
For more information on CCL tears and the TPLO surgery, click here.