VOI TPLO Workshop

VOI TPLO Workshop

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO)

TPLO has become a favorite technique of general and specialty veterinarians to treat CrCL tears in all sizes of dogs. TPLO stabilizes the stifle by eliminating cranial tibial thrust. TPLO is an excellent technique for treating partial and complete tears of the CrCL. This interactive workshop includes lectures and laboratories to teach participants the theory and method of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO). Participants will perform TPLO procedures on plastic bones and in a wet lab setting using state-of-the-art equipment and implants. Participants will use locking plate technology to simplify, increase precision and reduce complications of the procedure. Postoperative radiographs will be taken to assess the participant’s repair technique. Postoperative management will also be discussed.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop allows participants to understand the basic knowledge of stifle anatomy and the fundamentals of the TPLO technique.


Attending surgeons should have a basic knowledge of the anatomy and surgical approach to the stifle and principles of bone plate application.