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Why you may want to consider a total hip replacement in a large dog.
“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