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Maryland Veterinary Surgical Services

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32 Mellor Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: 410-788-4088
Fax: 443-341-6423

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DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am3:30pm
Tuesday8:00am3:30pm
Wednesday8:00am3:30pm
Thursday8:00am3:30pm
Friday8:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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Femoral Head Osteotomy (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. Typical indications for surgery are luxated hips, chronic hip displaysia in small dogs and avascular necrosis due to trauma. Other names are Excision Arthroplasty of the femoral head and neck, Girdlestone's Operation (in humans) and Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy.

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This hip has had an FHO. You can see the head and portion of the neck of the femur have been removed.

Avascular necrosis occurs when the bone tissue dies as a result of lack of blood supply. This image depicts the blood flow affected when a fracture of the femoral head and/or neck occurs.

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Dr. Walesby has performed surgery on several rescues for us, and I have also referred friends to her for treatment of their pets. She is a skilled surgeon and we have all been impressed by her warmth and compassion as well. Her receptionist Rita is wonderful, as are the vet techs.

- Kim D
Catonsville, MD

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32 Mellor Ave.
Catonsville, MD 21228
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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am3:30pm
Tuesday8:00am3:30pm
Wednesday8:00am3:30pm
Thursday8:00am3:30pm
Friday8:00am2:00pm
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed
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