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Femoral head ostectomy [FHO]

Femoral head ostectomy


Dr Jnanee Krishnasamy


A femoral head ostectomy (FHO) refers to removal of the thigh bone (femur)’s head and neck. In other words, an FHO removes the “ball” of the ball-and-socket hip joint. FHOs increase hip mobility in pets with certain types of hip problems like severe hip joint arthritis or hip dysplasia.


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Dr Jnanee Krishnasamy is a vet writer educating pet parents with Petlearnia

Dr Jnanee Krishnasamy