POTW Dec 7 thru 11, 2009

Patient of the Week

December 7th thru 11th, 2010 

 

And this week’s winner,
with 43 votes, is. . . .

 

PATIENT SUMMARY:
Konor is a 7 month old, 40 lb mixed breed dog. Konor’s veterinarian, Dr. Durham, has diagnosed coxofemoral hyperlaxity.  Lately, Konor has been consistently lame on the left rear. Xrays taken last month demonstrate bilateral poor acetabular congruity, subluxation with less than 15% femoral head coverage. The plan is to assess Konor’s angle luxation/reduction under anesthesia to see if he would be a candidate for TPO.  If not, then we will do a total hip replacement.

TREATMENT:
While under anesthesia, Konor’s left hip was luxated, but Dr. Dew was unable to reduce and achieve ortolani. Konor’s family wants to go ahead with a total hip replacement.  In a Total Hip Replacement, both the femur (ball) and the acetabulum (socket) of the hip joint are replaced with implants.  As is typical with orthopedic procedures, Konor will need to be exercise restricted with no off-leash activity for 12 weeks while he recovers.

 

Congratulations Konor!

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