If your dog is larger, younger and active the answer is yes. The data has not always been conclusive about this, however. Around 90% of referral surgeons prefer this technique to all of the other available procedures.
In the last few years, the research data is starting to confirm what surgeons have known all along: TPLO dogs return to function faster, they develop less joint arthritis, and they tend to return to better functional levels than is seen with other techniques.
Around 95% of patients get 90 % better with a TPLO surgery. Performance athletes will likely see a small drop in performance, but most pets make a “near normal” recovery.