Gabby came to us June 2, 2016. She was a medical mess. She had bilateral cruciate tears with degenerative joint disease already present. Both ACL's were replaced. She also needed to have femoral head osteotomy surgery, also referred FHO. It is the removal of the “ball” part of the ball-and-socket that makes up the hip joint. This way, the bones of the joint are no longer in contact, which eliminates the pain that is caused by the abnormal contact of the bones in a dog with hip dysplasia or severe osteoarthritis.... (read more) This procedure is usually used as a last resort or salvage procedure in dogs with severe hip dysplasia that are not candidates for a total hip replacement. Once the femoral head is removed, the surrounding muscles and developing scar tissue work to support the area, and act as a false joint. This means that now when the limb is moved, the forces are transferred to the pelvis rather than the leg itself.
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