Hello and welcome to Buddy. A very cute Sproker.
He had a run in with a car and dislocated his hip. Sadly it wouldnt go back in well and it was discovered that he also had hip dysplasia.
So he had to have his femoral head and neck removed.
His recovery seemed good but he has never used the leg fully since. So he has started hydrotherapy and physiotherapy to get him confident in the limb again.
Its important that with this type of surgical procedure, they get using the limb again quickly. The physio helps them do this confidently so they don’t fear the limb use. The hip is very clever and forms a false joint out of the scar tissue. But its important we help allign the healing tissues correctly so that a good range of movement is maintained. This will allow the most comfort life long.
Keep up the good work mum and Buddy!