Joy B wrote:
Julie Hydro wrote:
I have not had it done personally. On a cocker, I wouldn't do the replacement. They do quite well with a femoral head ostectomy.
That may be what the referral is for.............can you please tell me what you know about this procedure ?
I doubt it, if they are referring you to a surgeon at a teaching hospital they are likely talking about replacement.
Regarding the FHO it's quite a simple procedure. The remove the femoral head from the femur and the scar tissue forms a false hip joint. Dogs under 40 pounds do very very well with this surgery