Femoral Head Ostectomy

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) is a surgical procedure that removes the femoral head and neck from the femur. FHO surgery is performed to alleviate pain. It is a salvage procedure, reserved for condition where pain can not be alleviated in any other way. It is common in veterinary surgery. Other names are Excision Arthroplasty of the femoral head and neck, Girdlestone's Operation and Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy.

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