Daisy was a lovely 8 month old Yorkshire Terrier that presented with progressive RH lameness. Hip pain and crepitus along with disuse atrophy of the quadriceps and gluteal musculature was noted on orthopaedic exam. VD hip radiographs found diffuse osteolysis of the R femoral head consistent with avascular necrosis of the femoral head (Perthes disease).
We discussed the treatment options with Daisy’s owner, which included both Femoral Head and Neck Excision (FHO) or Total Hip Replacement. Daisy’s owners were keen to restore normal function to her hip and therefore elected for THR. A cemented Biomedtrix Micro THR was implanted and post operative recovery was relatively straight forward. After 12 weeks of reduced activity, Daisy had her post operative radiographs which confirmed the bone-implant-cement interface was looking good. Happily, Daisy has now returned to full activity and enjoys running round the fields.