I have a nine year old, very active 70lb boxer/pit mix with torn acl. I like the idea of the tightrope because it's less invasive. But, from my research I seem to be hearing that the TPLO may actually help with the progression of arthritis. I've been told by my vet that his stifle joint angle (?) is 30 degrees. Can anyone recommend which proceedure may be preferable, and why?Thank you!
Type of Dog: Boxer/Pit mixDog's Gender: MaleDog's Age: 9Name of Dog: BootWhat have you tried so far?: Conservative management for the last 6 weeks or so.
Hi. Thanks for your response, but I'm still wondering about the suggestion that the TPLO might actually help lessen arthritis progression. Any word on that aspect?
In my original question I specifically ask about the indication of TPLO and lessening progression of arthritis, which you did not address at all. I was writing my response, which re-asked this question at the same time (within the exact same minute) that you write "let me know if you have any questions", and then sign out. So, unfortunately, I'm not very satisfied with the answer I received
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Hi sorry! Got your response after I exited. YES! There is less arthritis formation with a TPLO. There are credible research studies showing evidence of this. I prefer this surgery over all others. Better results, less failure, better ambulation and less arthritis. However, some cannot afford the surgery but I encourage the surgery if it can be done
Hi, I answered your question after I exited chat. I'm sorry I ended the chat but I did not see you online. You can communicate with me this way as well. As I stated earlier, the incidence of arthritis is lessened by the TPLO surgery. If this is your goal then I recommend this surgery over others. I'm sorry if you are not satisfied but sometimes the 'chat mode' can be problematic. We vets are here for you! Please let me know if you have any concerns