Hannah, December 2002
A lovely young yellow female Lab was wandering as a stray near LaGrange, GA, when she was unfortunately hit by a car. Animal control workers alerted Labrador Life Rescue, who stepped in to care for Hannah.
A visit to the vet revealed that Hannah had a dislocated hip. It was hoped that a few weeks with her leg immobilized in a sling would put Hannah to rights again. After about 10 days, however, Hannah showed no improvement and the vet decided that the best procedure, a femoral head osteoectomy (FHO), would be necessary. The FHO procedure removes the head of the femur and allow a false joint to form.
Hannah recovered nicely from the surgery and soon started to bear weight on her repaired hip. LABMED was happy to contribute to the cost of Hannah's surgery. When Hannah's leg has healed, she will be happy to be able to run and play again and will be ready to find a new family who will keep her safely at home.
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