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West Suburban's Dr. Gary Thompson is a Board-Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice whose area of professional interest include orthopedic surgery.
Our entire staff understands that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Have you been referred? Please bring the following at the time of your consultation:
Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
Any current medications your pet is taking
What is Hip Dysplasia?
Hip Dysplasia is a genetically inherited disease of hip joints that results in hip joints becoming loose which causes cartilage damage, scar tissue formation around the joint, and eventually, arthritis. The problem ranges from sevre and often begins in puppies as young as six months of age.
It may affect any dog, whether it is male or female, small, medium or large sized. It is estimated however that more than 50% of some large breeds are affected, making it far more common in these animals than in smaller dogs.
What is a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) Procedure?
This procedure removes the ball of the hip joint to alleviate the painful rubbing that can occur from hip dysplasia. Small to medium breed dogs do best with this procedure, but larger dogs can have good return to function.