Orthopaedics - Hip Disease in the Young Dog

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About the course

Hip dysplasia is one of the most common causes of hind limb lameness in the dog. Radiography is usually a straightforward mean of confirming the diagnosis, but what should you do next? When should you adopt a more conservative “wait and see” approach and when should surgery be considered? What are the role of symphysiodesis and triple/double pelvic osteotomies and when are they appropriate? Which patients would benefit from total hip replacement and when should it be performed? What are the benefits and possible drawbacks of hip dysplasia screening in 2 to 5 months old patients?

This talk will cover the diagnostic and treatment options available for managing hip dysplasia and will present a logical approach to decision-making for these cases. In addition to hip dysplasia, other hip pathologies such as Calvé Legg Perthes disease and slipped capital physes will be covered in the second part of this talk.


Emma Hall

ECVS Resident in Small Animal Surgery

Alexis Bilmont

European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

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