Heimdall - Humane Champion


| April 13, 2022

Heimdall came to Toronto Humane Society with a Capital Physeal Fracture on his left hind leg. A Capital Physeal Fracture is a fracture that occurs at the top of the femur bone – more specifically, at the ball portion of the “ball and socket” joint of the hip. 

Heimdall had a surgery called a Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO). This is a procedure which relieves the pain associated with the fracture and allows the muscles around the hip to strengthen and eventually replace the joint.  

It takes 4 to 6 weeks for recovery from FHO surgery, so Heimdall was placed in a foster home. Our Certified Rehabilitation Practitioner provided Heimdall’s foster parents with instructions for exercises, stretches, and treatments that would help Heimdall improve his flexibility and range of motion while he healed. 

At the two-week mark, Heimdall was 50% weight-bearing on his left side and had good range of motion. By three weeks, Heimdall’s foster parent reported that he seemed completely recovered. Our medical staff recommended continuing the rehabilitation exercises to build and strengthen the muscles supporting the hip. 

Heimdall has been adopted. 

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