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General Medicine, Surgery, Acupuncture and Chiropractic for all Companion Animals

Femoral Head Ostectomy

Does your dog or cat have hip pain? There could many reasons why this could be:  A dislocated hip, arthritis in the hip, a broken femoral head. It's important to contact your vet or our office for a consultation to find the cause and if surgery is right for them. 

A Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) is the surgical removal of the diseased "ball" part of the ball and socket hip joint, and smoothing of sharp bone spurs.  This surgery creates a false joint in hip muscles that eliminates the pain from a worn out hip joint grinding itself up.  Your pet might benefit from this surgery if there is severe arthritis due to hip dysplasia or injury, and medications are not working well enough.  Pets of all sizes can benefit from this surgery if needed. 

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Femoral Head Ostectomy