Femoral Head and Neck Excision

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Femoral head and neck excision is a surgical procedure that is commonly performed in small animal patients. It is a salvage procedure that is done to relieve pain in the coxofemoral joint and restore acceptable function of the limb. Femoral head and neck excision is most commonly used to treat severe osteoarthritis in the coxofemoral joint and can be done in dogs and cats of any size or age. The procedure should not be overused and ideally should not be done when the integrity of the coxofemoral joint can be restored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-897
Number of pages13
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2017


  • Excision arthroplasty
  • FHO
  • Femoral head and neck excision
  • Femoral head and neck ostectomy
  • Femoral head ostectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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