Hip Displaysia

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Re: Hello from Zagreb, Croatia!!

Postby Mooresmajestic » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:01 pm

IThis link will give you more info...
But basically, it's bilateral (both sides) hip displaysia with secondary arthritic changes in the knee joint. That's what I see in the x-rays. Her left hip joint (right side in x-ray) has major structural changes and is more than likely causing pain/discomfort. This will cause the dog to change its gait and put more strain on other joints, causing early wear and arthritis. The right hip isn't as severe, but there are arthritic changes to it as well as shallow sockets.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but your baby has pretty severe hip displaysia. With surgery and medical management, she can be comfortable. Unfortunately it will effect her quality of life as she ages.

Anyway... welcome! There is a ton of great info here, and a lot of info on displaysia.

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Re: Hello from Zagreb, Croatia!!

Postby Enigma » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:26 pm

Oh hey neigbour ;) I'm from Ljubljana, Slovenia. It's nice to see more European people here. :) I would really recommend going to a specialist - an orthopedic vet, not just a regular vet if your dog has hip displaysia. Oh an welcome to the forum, your Kyra is beautiful! :)

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Re: Hip Displaysia

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:27 am

Rimadyl is great for controlling pain and discomfort from arthritis, so its a great start to keeping your kiddo comfortable.

In addition to hip dysplasia, I'm also seeing signs of inflammation in the knee that might be a sign of a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament. This is another common condition in large breed dogs, and may be the surgery your veterinarian was talking about.

Here's a link to a client handout with more information on hip dysplasia and treatment options.

http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Conten ... C=0&A=1916" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And here is a link to a client handout on torn ACL:

http://www.VeterinaryPartner.com/Conten ... C=0&A=1975

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