A brief overview of dog knee anatomy from TPLO Info

Learn how dog knee (stifle) injuries develop

This short video gives a great overview of dog knee anatomy, including how canine knee injuries typically develop. It focuses on cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) tears (equivalent to ACL tears in humans). Additionally, it shows one common surgery for canine CCL tears, the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO).

We hope to help you avoid dog knee injuries entirely, through dog fitness exercises and cross-training to strengthen the muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia supporting the knee, plus improving your dog’s balance, body awareness and flexibility.

Watch this short video to learn the anatomy and mechanics of the dog stifle (knee).

We thank TPLO Info as a great resource for accurate information!