Dogs have what is known as the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). It is comparable to a human's ACL and helps the knee function correctly. It is also one of the most likely places for traumatic injury in our canine companions. TPLO surgery can help dogs who need it, and today, our Laguna Woods vet will discuss why your dog might need TPLO surgery.
Dr. Joonghwa Lee
Dr. Joonghwa Lee, DVM received his doctorate in 2012 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeju National University in South Korea. After graduating, he finished a small animal surgery internship and then served in the ROK Army at Military Dog Training Center as a veterinary soldier. He started practicing in California in 2015 and recently joined the team at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital.
Dr. Lee enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine and has specific expertise with orthopedic surgeries, including TPLO, patella luxation, FHO, fracture repairs, and surgical oncology, including large tumor resections with skin reconstruction.
He is also bilingual (English & Korean).
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