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Hip Replacement on a Cat

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A Bengal cat with the name Fridgey was the lucky receiver of a total hip replacement surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The cat is very young, 2-years old, and already suffering from orthopaedical issues. bengal cat home flowers

In 2017, the beautiful Bengal had problems with its left hip for which a FHO (femoral head ostectomy was performed). This year, Fridgey started having issues with the other hip.

The team of surgeons at the hospital, led by Dr. Mark Rochat, decided to perform a total hip replacement to provide more comfort for their feline patient.

Total hip replacement is a very common surgical procedure in human medicine, and it is interesting that the procedure was first performed on dogs before evolving to humans.

Fridgey surgery was a success and now he is resting and having much-needed physical therapy.

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