Hello and welcome to Wilma. She is very cute. Sadly she is quite a poorly girl, with immune mediated polyarthiritis, and skin issues when not on her steroids.
She most rescently had a FHO also know as a femoral head ostectomy. This is where the head of the femur is removed so thst the body can make a new, false joint out of soft tissue. It is quite effective but immidiate physio allows for the best outcome.
So she has come for physio and we have had her on an excellent program of stretching and muscle building. She is doing great. She only has any hiccups when she has ran off too soon in the program. Cheeky monkey!
Keep up the good work mum, dad and Wilma!
Hello and welcome to Buddy. A very cute Sproker.
He had a run in with a car and dislocated his hip. Sadly it wouldnt go back in well and it was discovered that he also had hip dysplasia.
So he had to have his femoral head and neck removed.
His recovery seemed good but he has never used the leg fully since. So he has started hydrotherapy and physiotherapy to get him confident in the limb again.
Its important that with this type of surgical procedure, they get using the limb again quickly. The physio helps them do this confidently so they don't fear the limb use. The hip is very clever and forms a false joint out of the scar tissue. But its important we help allign the healing tissues correctly so that a good range of movement is maintained. This will allow the most comfort life long.
Keep up the good work mum and Buddy!