Femoral head and neck ostectomy for treatment of hip luxation in a cat
Coxofemoral joint luxations in cats commonly are the result of trauma, especially motor vehicle accidents resulting in multiple injuries. Treatment options include closed reduction, a variety of open surgical reduction and stabilization procedures, and femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO). Although often considered a salvage procedure, an FHO generally results in an excellent long-term outcome in cats for mobility and alleviation of pain associated with luxation, with few surgical complications. This case report follows the common clinical findings, treatment options, potential complications, prognosis and outcome for a young domestic shorthair cat that experienced traumatic luxation of the coxofemoral joint, which was ultimately treated with an FHO.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2007 W36
Cats -- Wounds and injuries -- Case studies; Cats -- Surgery -- Case studies
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