Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic
The FHO procedure can be a useful alternative for your pet’s care. Here, our veterinarians outline dog hip anatomy, potential health issues for your dog, and the FHO procedure itself.
For pets suffering from severe hip dysplasia, a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) can provide significant relief. This surgical procedure involves removing the head of the femur bone, allowing the surrounding muscles to support the joint. By eliminating the painful bone-on-bone contact, FHO helps restore mobility and alleviates discomfort. Post-surgery, pets typically undergo rehabilitation to regain strength and flexibility. FHO is a viable option when hip replacement surgery is not feasible or preferred. With proper veterinary guidance, pets with bad hip dysplasia can experience improved quality of life and enjoy increased mobility and comfort.