Conservative Management of Hip Dysplasia

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Abstract

Hip dysplasia (HD) is a common orthopedic condition seen in small animal patients that leads to osteoarthritis of the coxofemoral joint. The disease can be managed conservatively or surgically. The goals of surgical treatment in the immature patient are to either prevent the clinical signs of HD or to prevent or slow the progression of osteoarthritis. In mature patients surgery is used as a salvage procedure to treat debilitating osteoarthritis. Conservative management can be used in dogs with mild or intermittent clinical signs and includes nutritional management and weight control, exercise modification, physical rehabilitation, pain management and disease-modifying agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-821
Number of pages15
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Conservative management
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Physical therapy
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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