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 developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), where the spectrum of deformity varies from a slight mismatch in the articular surfaces between the ilium and femur, which will bring a premature wear of the joint, until the situation more serious when the femoral head is out of the acetabulum, causing a host of disorders side as curvature of the spine, significant shortening of the limb deformities in the knee and the contralateral hip, as well as causing pain and loss of joint mobility mentioned.