Canine Orthopedic Health

Canine Orthopedic Health

Canine Hip Replacement Research

Total hip replacement (THR) is a well-accepted surgical option for dogs with disabling coxofemoral diseases. The mechanical stability of the bone-implant interface and the forces on the bone that the implant create are important factors to the success of the implant. The VORL mechanically tests existing and new implant designs including fit of the acetabular cup into the pelvis and performance of the stem in the femur. Strength compared to native bone and stress on the surrounding bone due to the implant are determined in-vitro.

Contacts

Dr. Amy Kapatkin

Small animal orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little

Small animal orthopedic surgeon