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…about 18 months ago. He was 13 at the time. Consultation & x-rays revealed that he'd damaged his cruciate ligament. Choices were the TPLO surgery or the lesser repair surgery and as he'd not actually broken the ligament yet, we opted for the less complex repair option. Then he had 10

29 July 2008 5:08 am
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…him up to the UC Davis vet hospital and they confirmed the findings.  Since he was favoring his hind left knee more, we decided to perform a TPLO on that and do his right in the future.

     About two weeks after the TPLO (just last week) I noticed his condition…

…his hips and found, unfortunately, what they believe to be osteosarcoma.  I can't believe we put him through the invasive (and expensive) TPLO for absolutely nothing, and I'm a little frustrated that UCD didn't perform a comprehensive orthopedic diagnostic on him prior to the

Otter\'s Guardian
19 July 2008 7:51 pm
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…Hi Trouble's Mom,

Welcome to the forums and thanks for registerring! We're sorry to hear about your loss.

These search results for TPLO include a couple of our forum threads that mention that topic. Hopefully others will pitch in with their own experiences here.

10 July 2008 2:59 pm
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…my shepherd/husky had to have his rear left leg amputated in December as he had developed osteosarcoma at the site of the metal implant from his TPLO surgery.  Needless to say, I am devastated with his loss as he should still be here!!!! I would like to get in touch with others who have…

…had TPLO surgeries and then developed cancer at the site of the metal implant.  Thank you.

Trouble's Mom

10 July 2008 1:29 am
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…would be perfect for the inittial recovery. Now we are just not sure on the timing of this adoption so we are just going to have to do have the TPLO for Harvey soon.

We are worried about how we are going to keep him in a crate for longer than 8 hours a day while we are at work (we work 1hr

17 June 2008 5:01 pm
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…left leg. the vets where I used to live (Hawaii) thought I strained a muscle at first, then told me I tore a ligament and needed an expensive TPLO surgery.  We ended up moving to Texas in January this year and I had the TPLO surgery the first part of Feb.  My recovery was going great…

…water treadmill!

About 6 weeks out from surgery, my mommy noticed there was a lump in my foot that she found out was not related to my TPLO surgery.  A biopsy revealed it was a myxosarcoma that was very locally agressive and all the doctors she talked to (vets, surgeons,

…My Timber had 2 TPLO surgeries. She tore her ACL and we had the first one done when she was 5. Then 1 year later she blew out the other knee and had the same…

…surgery done on the other leg. She did just fine. Se ran a little funny and sat funny but she was fine. TPLO does not inhibit their movement at all. Timber was diagnosed with cancer last july and had her front leg amputated when she broke it. She got along…

…just fine with her TWO TPLOs and being a Tripawd. Timber lost her battle with cancer, but she did great through all her medical troubles.

In your case, I think the…

…may tell you to that using it will help in the recovery, but it is limited use. Don't give up on Harvey yet, he can have a full life still with a TPLO!

Crystal Grange
10 April 2008 9:26 pm
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…on his other leg, like my pal Samuel Jacob. Harvey recently blew out one of his knees, and is looking for advice from anyone who has had "TPLO" surgery, because his vet is recommending it. If you have, please let us know about your experience.

Meanwhile, here is Harvey's wonderful…

…very well, and he has healed remarkably. However, now his other back leg is in trouble. He has blown his knee. Two different vets have recommended TPLO surgery. I have done lots of research and understand the surgery and recovery process; however, I have not run across anyone who has had experience…

…with a TPLO surgery on a dog that has one back leg.

Do you have any advice for Harvey? Please tell us here!

26 March 2008 8:36 pm
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