An hereditary condition in which there is excess laxity of the hip joint, eventually causing lameness and /or arthritic changes.
Hip dysplasia is a disease of the hip joint. "Dysplasia" is a word that means abnormal development of a tissue. The hip is a ball and socket type of joint. The "ball" is the top of the femur (called the "head") which fits into the acetabulum. A normal joint has a close fit of the femur's head into the acetabulum, so that the joint functions smoothly and efficiently.
The hip sockets are incomplete, allowing the upper leg bone (or femur) too much range of motion. This can be easily and painlessly be corrected using a Pavloc Harness, a soft body-brace worn by the child for a period of 3 - 6 months. The harness holds the child's legs at 90o angles, and the pressure forms the hip sockets appropriately.
hereditary developmental disease; failure of proper development of the hip joint.
A polygenic inherited joint disease, exact expression of which can be influenced to a degree by environmental factors.
a common heritable orthopaedic disease primarily affecting large breed dogs
a common problem in large breed dogs such as Rottweilers and labs
a developmental disease of the hip joint that affects many breeds of dogs
a disease that is common in many of the larger breeds
a major cause of lameness in dogs
A condition where the hip joint is not formed properly. The socket is shallow and the head of the femur is not well rounded.
A crippling Disorder for many Great Danes, this disease usually results in an unstable hip joint (usually occurs in rear legs).
Lax hip joint, may cause lameness
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This is a degenerative and painful condition where the hip joints have developed abnormally. When hip dysplasia occurs, the head of the thigh bone (femur) and hip socket (acetabulum) do not fit perfectly. These joints then, become malformed and unstable. His dysplasia is usually a congenital defect.
improper development of the hip joint.
a potentially crippling defect of the hip joint and surrounding soft tissue.
Abnormal formation of the hip joint. Although long recognized in dogs, hip dysplasia has only recently been studied in cats, and certain breeds may be more prone to the condition.