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PostSubject: Femoral Head Ostectomy   Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:03 pm

I have a rescue Husky that I received in August 2011 at 7 months of age. I was told he was terribly abused whereas he was hit by a car and left in a crate in the middle of a yard while the owner took off and found 5 days later almost dead. The hip that was hit they said was osteophytes. Well I noticed him limping more and our walks were getting shorter. I took him to another vet x-rays taken and the leg is 3 inches longer than the good one as the leg no longer is attached to the ball. The leg bows out as he walks. They want to do a fho next week. He is 55 pounds Do you think this is a good idea? Thank you

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PostSubject: Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy   Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:19 pm

I'm pretty sure that's the surgery that my sister's lab had a few years ago, and the lab is completely fine today. She had a genetic hip disorder and had to have both hips done, which their breeder helped pay for. I want to say that she was less than a year old at the time as well. I can get more info from my sister if you'd like. Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy   Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:31 am

Thank you for the response. If you can get more information that would be wonderful. I am trying to find out as much as I can. Also the cost is going to be $1400 I have no idea if this is too much or what.

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PostSubject: Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy   Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:37 pm

I will talk to my sister today and see what I can find out. $1400 sounds about right for what she paid per hip too.

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PostSubject: Re: Femoral Head Ostectomy   Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Thank you very much. I did call another vet hospital and they wanted $2500 ouch. Thanks again
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