The PDF handout on the side of this page provides important information about what your dog is allowed to do during a normal recovery and helps you prepare for after the surgery. Please download a copy for your reference during your dog’s recovery.
Postoperative physical therapy and adequate exercise restriction is a very important component of the final outcome of your pet’s TPLO. Following the guidelines below will maximize the outcome and limb function as well as avoid complications. If all the recommendations are followed, we expect a very low chance of complications and a return to almost full function (depending on the amount of pre-existing arthritis) with the TPLO procedure. We at AMVS are hoping that by planning ahead it will be easier for you to prepare for your dog’s recovery period.
Physiotherapy ideally should begin 2-5 days after surgery. Please contact our physical therapy department, Canine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Group, at (303)762-7946 or www.crcg.com for further information.