Miracle on Four Legs: Coco’s Journey Through Cruciate Ligament Surgery

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Today we will look at one of many star patients. Coco is a 7 year old female boxer that presented to AOSSD with a torn cruciate ligament in her right knee. Coco during her pre-op exam Coco had a TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) performed. For this surgery we cut the top of the tibia, with a crescent moon shaped saw blade, and then using a bone plate and screws we position the bone in a way that provides a more stable surface for the femur. 

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Coco’s post-op radiograph lateral view At Coco’s 2 week recheck we could already see great improvement and use of her right knee. Just look at that smiling face!

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