Bane's total hip replacment surgery

My family and I got our dog Bane from an animal shelter in Italy, where we have been stationed with the U.S. Navy since October 2016. 

The day we took him home.

During the first five months, he became a full blown member of the family in addition to my wife and three children.  Bane is a 7 month old Cane Corso who loves to play, cuddle and slobber all over everything.  


His rapid rate of growth along with what the vets say is poor genetics caused him to develop severe hip dysplasia with subluxation of both femoral heads. The vet also said without surgery his hind legs will become paralyzed by a year old.


I am not a veterinarian and neither is Google, so when I noticed Bane limping about 2 weeks ago, I decided to bring him to the Italian vet near my house.  I thought it might have been growing pains, but after undergoing an exam and x-rays, the vet gave me the news.  Bane needs a bilateral total hip replacement within the next few months. 

After receiving this news I decided to get a second opinion and brought him to an American vet in Naples.  The vet in Naples completely concurred with the Italian vet’s findings and referred Bane to Dr. Aldo Vezzoni, one of Europe’s leading orthopedic specialist located in Cremona, Italy, about 100 kilometers southeast of Milan. 

My fur baby is in constant pain, but still tries to be a puppy and have fun.  He still has a long life ahead of him and I want to make sure he lives his life pain free and happy.  The surgery itself will cost €7,500 plus 2 months’ worth of follow up appointments and any required medications. 

I am by no means a wealthy person and any donation would be greatly appreciated. 

Please share this page to your friends so we can reach our goal and help Bane live a long pain free life. 

Below is the report from the vet as well as the x-rays taken.

DATA: 30 March 2018
PET: Dog corso 7 months “ Bane“

Rear lameness and Pain during the articular stress test of both coxofemural joints.

Right Hip: Ortolani Test + ;Norberg Angle 75°. Distraction Index 0,75. Center of the femoral Head 7 mm lateral to the DAR. In Frog view less than 50% of the femoral head is inserted in the acetabulum.

Left Hip: Ortolani Test +; Norberg Angle 73°.Distraction Index 0,79. Center of the femoral Head 10 mm lateral to the DAR. In Frog view less than 50% of the femoral head is inserted in the acetabulum. General signs of Degenerative Joint Disease of the hip (subcondral sclerosis of the cranial acetabular portion, subtle modification of the femoral head silhouette and sclerosis of the femoral insertion of the joint capsule.
DIAGNOSYS: Severe hip dysplasia with subluxation of both femoral heads

THERAPY: Bilateral total hip replacement (THR) starting from the age of 8/9 months.

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