Comments from anyone who has had hip replacement done on their dog.(hip dysplasia)

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Comments from anyone who has had hip replacement done on their dog.(hip dysplasia)

Post by Leonard M. Hoa » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00



OUR 6 YEAR OLD FEMALE SPRINGER HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BI-LATERIAL HIP
DYSPLASIA, WE ARE CONSIDERING HAVEING A TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT DONE ON ONE
HIP. WE ARE TOLD ONE IS ALL THAT IS NECESSARY,AND THAT THEY LEARN TO
COMPENSATE FOR THE BAD ONE IN TIME. IT IS A VERY COSTLY PROCEDURE, OF
COURSE, AND I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS HAD IT
DONE.
 
 
 

Comments from anyone who has had hip replacement done on their dog.(hip dysplasia)

Post by Pat Middleto » Sat, 20 Jan 1996 04:00:00


This may not have anything to do with your question, but thought I'd
share it. Our Cairns Terrier simply had his hip bones removed: the ball
at the top of his leg and the hip socket area. You'd NEVER know he didn't
have a hip, except when he runs really fast and his rear kind of scoots
out to the side!
 
 
 

Comments from anyone who has had hip replacement done on their dog.(hip dysplasia)

Post by Iola Stetso » Mon, 22 Jan 1996 04:00:00


I had a year old airdale that I had hip replacement surgery done on about
a year and a half ago. He is doing well living a normal pet life. I had a
very good vet, Dr. Mark Ingen in Kirkland, WA. My airdale had some of the
worse hips I'd ever seen, about 20% in the socket. The biggest thing to
take into account is the recuperation time. Alex had his first surgery
and was confined to his crate and an excercise pen for 4 weeks, then he
had his second hip done, followed by another month of strict confinement,
and then 4 weeks of starting to handwalk and condition. I am glad I did
the surgery and consider it a success.  I have known other people who
have had mixed feeling when it came to doing the surgery on an older dog.