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Link between TPLO surgery and cancer?

  • July 15, 2015 10:34 AM EDT

    Audience question:

    Is there a link between TPLO surgery and cancer in dogs?

    Answered by: James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR:

    No, fractures, bone healing, and inflammation and some implants can be associated with bone cancer, but it is extremely rare and it is not truly a “direct” link.