View Full Version : total hip surgeries on an animal model

06-12-1996, 02:40 AM
Dear Biomch-Lers

We are gearing up to conduct an investigation of a newly designed femoral
component of a total hip joint in an animal model (sheep). Preferably, we
would like to conduct bilateral hip surgeries, but are concerned with how
well the sheep will ambulate after bilaterals. All of the literature I have
reviewed thus far reported unilateral surgeries. A second concern is pain
medication post-op. Any guidance regarding ambulation after bilateral
surgeries and administration of pain medications post-op would be greatly


Brent Parks
The Union Memorial Hospital
Biomechanics Research Laboratory