Do the surgeons at ACOSM understand what I want for my pet?
Yes, we know because we’ve helped thousands of pets and dedicated owners just like you. You’re eager to see the glimmer in your furry best friend’s eyes when they’re able to do simple things again, like walk without bunny-hopping, climbing stairs, and changing from one position to another with ease. You dream of the day when you can take your dog for walks or watch them play, jump and run again! You want your dog to live their best life because when they’re happy, so are you. It’s that simple.
Will my dog be able to enjoy life after hip replacement surgery?
Dogs from five to 170 pounds are eligible for hip replacements, and cats are no exception! We replace the diseased ball and socket with a BioMedtrix hip system. Greater than 95% of dogs receiving THR regain full mobility and should be able to use their durable new hip for the remainder of their lives.
At ACOSM, when you decide to have us do your dog’s THR, we make you and your pet a promise. We’re so confident in our work that we guarantee it – something not offered by any other veterinary surgeon in the nation!
We understand nervousness about leaving pets for surgery and created another solution not offered by any other veterinary practice in Arizona. WatchDog™ technology allows you to virtually stay with your pet using a private online connection to our operating room webcams. Watch your pet’s procedure live and in real-time in our private viewing room or from the comfort of your home or office.
How long will it take my dog to walk or play after THR?
Dogs typically use their operated limb within a day or two of surgery. Six to eight weeks is the average healing time for this procedure. After 3-4 months postop, your dog can enjoy life without restriction.
How difficult is it to care for a dog that had THR?
We’ll care for your dog for one to three days postop, at which time you’ll pick them up and follow ACOSM caregiving guidelines at home, which consists of slow walks using an under-the-belly harness and helping them navigate stairs. Avoid activities such as chasing, jumping, lunging, and running. We’ll let you know when it’s safe for your dog to resume total activity without assistance or restriction.