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).
When performed by skilled operators, ultrasonographic techniques are of considerable value in prescribing treatment for DDH. The satisfactory prognosis associated with early treatment of severe congenital dislocation of the hip joint underlines the advisability of scheduling routine hip screening programs to ensure early diagnosis and effective treatment of the disorder.