Effective Surgical Management of Femoralhead Affections in Dogs: Review of Ten Cases

Puli Vishnu Vardhan Reddy *

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India.

Pushkin Raj

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India.

Mohammed Shafiuzama

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India.

Shiju Simon

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India.

Sindhu R.

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India.

Saran S.

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai-600007, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Ten dogs suffering from various conditions affecting the coxofemoral joint, including hip dysplasia, hip luxation, and femoral capital fractures, were included in the study. Nine of these dogs underwent treatment with femoral head osteotomy, while one case of hip luxation was treated using a toggle technique. All procedures involved a cranio-lateral incision approach and osteotomy performed with an oscillating saw. Following physiotherapy and passive range of motion exercises, all the dogs exhibited pain-free ambulation. The simple Femoral Head Ostectomy surgery effectively manages various femoral head affections, alleviating pain and leading to a significant improvement in the quality of life.

Keywords: Hip luxation, hip dysplasia, femoral head and neck osteotomy, toggle pin


How to Cite

Reddy, P. V. V., Raj , P., Shafiuzama , M., Simon, S., Sindhu R., & Saran S. (2024). Effective Surgical Management of Femoralhead Affections in Dogs: Review of Ten Cases. Archives of Current Research International, 24(5), 185–190. https://doi.org/10.9734/acri/2024/v24i5695

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