In a TPLO procedure, the tibial plateau, the portion of the tibia adjoining the stifle, is cut and rotated so that its slope changes to approximately 5 degrees from the horizontal plane . This prevents the femur from sliding down the slope of the plateau. Thus surgery generally results in faster recovery times compared to other procedures to stabilize the knee. Most dogs (over 90%) are expected to regain a very active and athletic lifestyle with no post-operative complications and without the need for any pain relieving medication.
US Patent Issued to Depuy Synthes Products on Sept. 3 for "Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Plate" (Pennsylvania Inventors)
Sep 03, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 3 -- United States Patent no. 8,523,921, issued on Sept. 3, was assigned to Depuy Synthes Products LLC...