Hip dysplasia is the medical term for a hip socket that doesn't fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone. This allows the hip joint to become partially or completely dislocated. Most people with hip dysplasia are born with the condition.
Some common symptoms of hip dysplasia include:Pain in the groin or side of the hip,A sensation of “catching” or “popping” with activity, Worsening pain with sitting, walking or running, Limping, Increased difficulty with strenuous activities. The diagnosis of canine hip dysplasia is typically made by combining: clinical signs of arthritis and pain, a complete physical exam, and radiographs (x-rays).
The reported incidence of developmental dysplasia of the hip varies widely. This is due to the difference in average rate of diagnosis using clinical examination (manual checks) alone or using ultrasonography as well. One in 20 babies born full-term have some hip instability at birth. This increases to one in 10 when a family history of the condition is present.