Canine Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement can be used for a dog or cat suffering from pain in his/her hip joint, usually due to hip dysplasia and secondary arthritis but sometimes due to a fracture.
At Christchurch Veterinary Referrals the system that we use is the Biomedtrix CFX. Shane Morrison and John Prior are highly trained and experienced with this procedure.
Shown below is an X-ray of an artificial hip implanted in a Labrador, and also an implant before insertion.
Although the procedure is very involved, the patients are usually a lot more comfortable just one week after surgery than they were before. The procedure gives a good long term outcome which enables the patient to lead a normal life.
If you think that your dog may be a candidate for Total Hip Replacement then please contact us and we will be able to give more information and advice.
Before a Total Hip Replacement is undertaken patients are thoroughly evaluated and the procedure is discussed at length with the owners to make the best clinical judgement.
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