This sweet girl came into our care after it was discovered that her hip was more than just a bother to her. She requires a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO). An FHO restores mobility to the hip by removing the head of the femur. This removes the ball of the ball-and-socket joint, leaving just an empty socket. The muscles of the leg will initially hold the femur in place and, over time, scar tissue will form between the acetabulum and the femur to provide cushioning that is referred to as a ‘false joint’. Although this joint is anatomically very different from a normal hip joint, it provides pain-free mobility in most patients.

Gypsy is scheduled for her FHO with the caring vets at Orchard Veterinary Care on September 29th and will then have 6 weeks of post surgery recovery before she is ready to meet her forever home.

Update: Nov. 5 – Sweet Gypsy has found the family for her and she is so happy to be living life up in her forever home.

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  • Date September 27, 2022
  • Tags Alumni