Cleopatra is a male domestic short haired cat, who was presented to us with a dislocated hip. This was confirmed by x-rays taken at the hospital. Our vets successfully placed Cleopatra's hip back into place and bandaged his leg to prevent further injury. Unfortunately, once home, Cleopatra jumped down off the couch and caused himself further injury. In fact he re-dislocated his hip again.
On return to the hospital Cleopatra was found to have a femoral head excision which is a surgical procedure where the ball of the femur (hip joint) is removed. Cleopatra is now recovering extremely well and went home to his happy owners the next day.