Hip Dislocation

Hip Dislocation

Hip Dislocation Treatment for Pets in Melbourne

At our Melbourne clinic, we specialize in treating hip dislocations in pets, a condition that can cause significant discomfort and mobility issues. Our team combines advanced medical expertise with compassionate care to ensure the best outcomes for your pet.

Diagnosing Hip Dislocations

An accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment:

  • Physical Examination: Our veterinarians perform a thorough examination to assess the extent of dislocation and any associated pain or discomfort.
  • Radiographs (X-rays): X-rays are vital to confirm the diagnosis and plan the appropriate treatment, as they provide detailed images of the hip joint and surrounding structures.

Surgical Treatment Options

Depending on the severity and nature of the hip dislocation, we offer several surgical options:

  • Closed Reduction: Attempting to realign the hip joint manually without surgery. This method is often the first line of treatment, especially if the dislocation is recent.
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF): In cases where closed reduction is unsuccessful, ORIF is performed to realign and stabilize the hip joint surgically.
  • Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO): This procedure involves removing the head of the femur to alleviate pain, usually considered when other treatments are not viable.


The cost for hip dislocation treatment varies based on the chosen treatment method and the complexity of the case. We provide a comprehensive cost estimate after diagnosing your pet.

Payment Options

We understand that pet care can be a significant investment and offer several payment options:

  • GapOnly: For easy insurance claims, covering only the gap amount.
  • VetPay: A financing option for spreading the cost of treatment.
  • Zip Money: Flexible payment plans to make the treatment more manageable financially.


Proper aftercare is critical for a successful recovery:

  • Pain Management: We prioritize your pet’s comfort post-treatment.
  • Rehabilitation: Customized rehabilitation plans to help your pet regain strength and mobility.
  • Regular Check-Ups: Ongoing monitoring to ensure a smooth recovery process.

Our commitment at the Melbourne clinic is to provide your pet with the highest level of care, from diagnosis through recovery, ensuring they return to a happy and healthy life.