Are Old Dogs Who Undergo Total Hip Replacement More Predisposed to Perioperative Femoral Fractures than Young Dogs?

  • Valentine Jacot Vetsuisse Faculty University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland



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There is currently insufficient evidence that old dogs undergoing total hip replacement are more predisposed to perioperative femoral fractures in comparison to young dogs.


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