Carolina Animal Hospital of Creedmoor

2552 Capitol Drive, Suite 103
Creedmoor, NC 27522







A femoral head ostectomy, or FHO, is a surgical procedure where the head of the femur, also known as the "ball" of the ball and socket joint, is surgically removed from the hip joint. This procedure is commonly performed due to hip related disease caused by severe arthritis / hip dysplasia or a hip dislocation when the ball cannot be replaced into the socket or will not remain in th socket. This procedure is not a "hip replacement" but does allow the animal to be able to use the rear leg for most normal activities usually retaining somewhere between 75and 90% of normal movement.

Our veterinary practice surgical protocols for FHO surgeries include our hospital standards of physical examination, blood profile, IV catheter and IV fluids, pre and post operative pain relief, anesthesia, Pre and post operative radiograph x-rays, surgical procedure, a bite not or e-collar, post-operative medical management in the hospital from 1 day, pain relief and antibiotics to go home and the post operative follow-up appointment for suture removal.

Femoral Head Osctectomy Surgery Package Group

Office Visit & Medical Records                                        
Exam: Anesthesia Procedure                                            
Hospital Day Care: Pre/Post Operative                         
Complete Blood Count                                           
Blood Chemistry - Major                                     
Acepromazine Inj. Sedation                              
Butorphanol Inj. Sedation                                 
Anesthesia Support: IV Catheter                                     
Anesthesia Support: IV Fluids                                         
Narcotic Pain Relief Injection

Antibiotic Injection
Anesthesia Induction Drugs                                         
Isoflurane Inhalant Gas: First 30 Min. / Additional Minutes.

Pre and Post Operative Radiograph X-Rays

ECG, Blood Pressure, Temperature Monitor                  
Staff Monitoring: Anesth. Support                                  

Surgical Suite                                                       
Surgical Sterile Preparation                               
Surgical Instrument Pack

Orthopedic Surgical Instrument Pack                                   
Surgical Materials, Misc.                                   
Laparotomy / Sponges, Excess
Suture Materials, Excess                                    
Gown, Mask, Gloves                                           
FHO Surgery
NSAID Pain Relief Injection

Hospitalized Medical Management For 1 Days

Narcotic Pain Relief Tabs To Go Home                               

Antibiotic Tabs To Go Home

Bite Not Collar / E-Collar To Go Home
Progress Evaluation Suture Removal Appointment             

FHO Surgery                                     $ 950.00 - $ 1250.00