Femoral Head and Neck Excision

Sometimes painkillers, stem cell therapy, physiotherapy and weight loss aren’t enough to relive the pain of hip arthritis. You or I would be sent for a hip replacement, and whilst this is possible in dogs it’s an expensive procedure. Fortunately there is an alternative. Removing the ball of the hip joint in a “femoral head and neck excision/ ostectomy” provides immediate relief, and can be done in large or small dogs. I’m glad to say the dog featured is doing very well 🙂