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).
Results of the British Veterinary Association/Kennel Club program for controlling canine hip dysplasia (CHD) were reviewed for 6 breeds to determine whether there had been any progress in reducing the prevalence of CHD. Although there was a decrease in mean hip dysplasia score for some of the 6 breeds when results for the 1991 to 1995 period were compared with those for 1987 to 1990, there were not any consistent trends in 5 of the breeds, and there was a clear worsening of the mean hip score in Siberian Huskies.