In this episode (016), I interview Dr. Daly and Dr. Csiszer, two board certified orthopedic surgeons, all about hip dysplasia, including treatment options – both surgical and non-surgical. We discuss the pros, cons, and various considerations and risks of each surgical technique. We also talk about medical or conservative management, meaning no surgery, and how well dogs can do without surgery. We talk at length about total hip replacements in dogs and even touch on pain medications, supplements, and some alternative treatment approaches. This 3-part series is a MUST-LISTEN if you have a dog with hip dysplasia.
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In this part 2 of the 3-part series on hip dysplasia in dogs, you’ll hear more about the total hip replacements in dogs, but we also discuss the TPO (triple pelvic osteotomy) and DPO (double pelvic osteotomy) surgeries. Dr. Daly provides a very interesting and insightful way of looking at them as “doing surgery to possibly prevent an unnecessary surgery later” and the ethical component that goes into his decision making. Listen in to hear all the scoop!
You’ll also hear about questions to ask your surgeon regarding success rates of total hip replacements in dogs, types of implants used, infection rates of hospital for surgeries, how many total hip replacements a surgeon should do in a year, etc. There’s really good information on how to determine if a particular surgeon and/or hospital is the one you would want to choose for your dog if you have decided on a THR.
Also, this may be a shocker for many of you. It was for me. Listen in as Dr. Daly describes a study that showed that the VAST majority of dogs (over 80%) who have a total hip replacement performed on one side do NOT need to have one performed on the other side.