At Animal Emergency & Specialty Center of Knoxville, we're proud to be a recognized leader in performing effective tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery for our patients. Most commonly conducted on dogs, this procedure helps repair cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears in and around the knee joint for pets.
Call Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Knoxville at 865-693-4440 to schedule a surgical consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons, Richard Wong, DVM, DACVS-SA, or Mark Bohling, DVM, DACVS for more information on TPLO orthopedic surgery.
You can also message us through our TPLO Information Form and a member of our veterinary staff will get back to you and see how we can assist you and your pet on to the road to recovery.
Signs of CCL tears
Your pet might be suffering from a CCL tear if they display any of the following:
- Lameness or inability to bear weight on a leg
- Swelling, particularly on the inside of the knee
- Yelping, whimpering, or overt signs of pain
- Difficulty walking on stairs
If your pet has a CCL tear, it's important to treat right away to avoid the tear worsening over time. Our surgical team can help to promptly diagnose your pet and evaluate treatment options.
How to schedule surgery with our hospital
We can schedule a consultation with one of our veterinary surgeons to assess your pet's case. In an emergency situation, pets can be taken in through our 24-hour emergency service and then scheduled for a consultation with one of our surgeons.