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Old 10-20-2012, 04:10 PM
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Hip surgery

Please help! We have a 6 mo female GR (sweetest little girl EVER)
Diagnosed with Panosteitis, then subsequently dislocated her hip. Cranio dorsal coxo femoral luxation. Very painful.
Has any one had any experience with surgery to correct this hip problem?
If so was it successful?
6 months seems awfully young to have so many problems.
Our vet has given us 3 options 1) surgery 2) amputation 3)euthanasia
Our hearts are broken.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:27 PM
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Wow, I am sorry you've found the forum under such unfortunate circumstances.......I just wanted to say I'm sorry for your girl......and welcome to the forum.
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So sorry about your pup! What I would do would be get a second opinion or head straight to an orthopedic specialist (I would probably go to a specialist) and see what options you have.
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I don't have any advice but I wanted to welcome you to the forum, so sorry it's under these circumstances!
There are many people on here that have been through this with their dog, I'm sure they'll be along soon to answer your questions. Good luck.
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Appointment with ortho coming ASAP!
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Good! Yes, I would also recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist, which you are doing! Thanks!
Amputation and euthanasia seem way too severe for a case like that. I have read about FHO being done in such cases, if hip replacement was out of the question. Good luck, let us know, please.
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Good! Yes, I would also recommend seeing an orthopedic specialist, which you are doing! Thanks!
Amputation and euthanasia seem way too severe for a case like that. I have read about FHO being done in such cases, if hip replacement was out of the question. Good luck, let us know, please.
To be fair, the poster did not state that the vet specified a hip replacement. The choices were surgery (which could be a hip replacement or FHO if indicated... but could also just be an open reduction), amputation, or euthanasia. I believe the point was that the problem must be addressed in some way as it is not fair to leave the dog in an extreme amount of pain.

If the problem is only a dislocation (I don't say it this way to minimize the severity of the problem, but to indicate there aren't other underlying issues that may have been the cause of the dislocation in the first place.. like advanced hip dysplasia), the only other option I could think of would be a closed reduction (ever seen someone need their shoulder popped back into place? That's a closed reduction). The only person that can really tell you whether this is an option or exactly what the surgical options are is an orthopedic specialist... so you are on track to get those answers.

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I am well aware of that, thank you very much.
Yes, there is the reduction by popping it back in and using a sling to keep the hip from popping out and there are other surgeries to go in, rotate the femur to its normal place and using sutures or such to keep it in place.
The OP is making an appointment with a specialist, which is the main thing. We don't know what the surgeon will suggest.

I was going from personal experience working in a clinic and from what I read online stating which procedures are most commonly used. I don't see anywhere that I was pushing him towards something other than seeing an orthopedic surgeon. The OP was talking about surgery, did not specify which one and wanted to know what surgeries are out there and success rate.
Geez, I really don't know why I am still posting on the forum.
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Not really sure why you're snapping at me? If I misunderstood your first post -- which after reading your second one and taking them into context together, I believe I did -- you could just correct me without the negativity and sarcasm (as I directed none at you).
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Many thanks to all of you for your input.
I believe we will know more after our ortho consult.
Our vet actually had been able to sedate her and "pop" the femur back into place. I don't know the correct term ? Closed reduction?
Anyway, she spent two weeks with a sling/immobilizer dressing in hopes of it staying put.
Didn't work! Now, it is sub luxated as opposed to total luxation. I am unsure exactly what type of surgery may be recommended. I do know there is little if any ligament intact to aid in healing and stabilization. I'll keep you all updated. Again, thank you, all of you❤
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