The TPLO Plate is made of 316L stainless steel, which has a low toxicity level. However, it is important to note that not all of these plates met the chemical composition requirements for cast surgical implants. Additionally, some plates showed adverse reactions to the tissues surrounding the plate. These problems were most likely caused by corrosion. To solve these problems, the TPLO Plate was designed with the patient's specific anatomy in mind.
The Slocum TPLO plate was essentially the first TPLO plate on the market, but its design had certain limitations that needed to be addressed. The first problem was the inability to accommodate smaller bone fragments. This was eventually corrected with the creation of the Universal TPLO plate, which is symmetric in design and offers ideal positioning against jig pins. The TPLO plate is an improvement over the Slocum plate because it eliminates these problems.
Cortex Bone Screws are made of surgical grade stainless and are designed specifically for use in canine TPLO surgery. They are bio-friendly and are made from surgical-grade stainless steel. Cortex Bone Screws are available in a range of sizes to suit all types of orthopedic surgery. These screws are bio-friendly and biodegradable, which means that the patient's body won't be harmed by them.