FHO Hip Surgery
Femoral Head Osteotomy is a surgical procedure in which the head of the femur is removed. The head of the femur is the ball of a ball and socket joint. This procedure is performed due to arthritis and changes associated with the hip joint or when the hip joint cannot be replaced. The surgery relieves the pain associated with the arthritis/injury to the joint. Most animals can retain between 75-90% of normal function of the leg.
The surgery package includes the following:
- Complimentary exam the day of surgery
- Preoperative bloodwork panel
- IV Catheter and fluids during and after surgery
- Placement of a fentanyl patch before surgery
- Preoperative pain medications and induction of anesthesia
- Anesthesia during surgery
- Anesthesia monitoring before, during and after surgery
- Surgical procedure
- Post operative x rays
- Pain medications during and after surgery
- Antibiotics before during and after surgery
- Hospitalization after surgery through the following day
- E-collar to go home
- Rehabilitation handout with week by week instructions
- Routine follow-up visits for assessment, suture removal and care.
Individual patient needs vary during the type of surgery outlined above. There may be variances in medications and aftercare based on a patient’s weight and needs. Additional surgery may be needed. These charges can be gone over with you before they are incurred.