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 treatment approach for canine hip dysplasia depends primarily on the degree of coxofemoral osteoarthrosis. In young animals, without radiographic evidence of degenerative hip changes, treatment options include conservative and medical management, pectineal myectomy, lengthening of the femoral neck, and corrective osteotomies.