Today's Daily Dose: Hip replacement

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Mar 23, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
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“After femoral head ostectomy, the hindlimb is shortened to a variable degree, biomechanical function is severely altered, pain relief is unpredictable, muscle atrophy with weakness is a common long-term finding and postoperative rehabilitation is prolonged. On the contrary, published reports of objective measures taken following total hip replacement (THR) in large dogs consistently document a return to normal function.”

—William D. Liska, DVM, DACVS

From Micro total hip replacement for cats and small dogs