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Orthopaedic Case Study: Leo


Leo is a 12 year old (11 Kgs) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Leo slipped from the stairs at home and tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the right back leg. At Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic, we performed the MMP (Madified Maquet Procedure) surgery on Leo’s leg. After the surgery, Leo started using the leg almost immediately. The video below is of Leo walking at just 3 days post surgery.

MMP has successfully shown to produce similar results to TPLO (Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy). However, due to the cost, complexity and limited availability to perform these procedures, many dogs are denied their potential benefits. At LPVC, the MMP is performed at a very nominal cost of $1600 – $1900, regardless of the size of the dog to make it more affordable to clients and give patients potential benefit to their ACL injury.

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