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Canine ACL Tears and TPLO Surgery discussed by Dr. Bauer, DVM, DACVS

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Published on Mar 8, 2012

Visit http://www.canineortho.com/index.php/... to learn more about ACL tears and TPLO surgery. Dr. Michael Bauer of Colorado Canine Orthopedics discusses bio-mechanics, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of canine ACL tears.

Dr. Bauer is a board certified veterinary surgeon and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He shares his thoughts on canine acl repair and TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy). Dr. Bauer has performed thousands of canine acl surgeries.

Cranial cruciate ligament tears, also known as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the most common orthopedic problem dogs face today. Unlike humans, untreated canine ACL tears are almost always debilitating. The problem is chronic biomechanical wear and tear. Clinical signs of an ACL tear in your dog may come on acutely or slowly and include lameness and sitting to the side. All breeds and any dog over one year of age can be affected. Definitive diagnosis is made using arthroscopy.

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