THR, DPO, FHO, TPLO and TTA: How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About Orthopedic Surgery

An x-ray of a total hip replacement

AMC’s board-certified veterinary surgeons frequently repair the hips and knees of dogs and cats. Multiple procedures exist to correct torn ligaments, dislocated hips and improve a dog’s ability to walk when hip dysplasia is severe. In the language of veterinary medicine, each of these procedures has an acronym that veterinarians use when talking about the

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