Birthday: March 9, 2017

Breed: Rottweiler

Date of Surgery: December 1, 2017

Product: BFX® THR with Lateral Bolt Stem

Surgeon: Dr. Keith Phillips; Coast and Valleys Veterinary Hospital, Alison, Australia

Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Keith Phillips; Coast and Valleys Veterinary Hospital, Alison, Australia

“Choppa was around 6-7 months of age when the owners reported that he was crying when he stood up and after exercise. He was also crying at night because his hips were so painful. His local veterinarian, Dr. Phillips, assessed and referred him to Dr. Levien for a total hip replacement. Choppa’s left hip was replaced when he was 9 months old. He has since stopped crying and his left leg has become his stronger hind leg. There are plans for his right hip to be replaced in the next twelve months.”

– Contributed by Dr. Andrew Levien