hip dysplasia

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hip dysplasia

a chronic degenerative condition producing lameness in animals, of highest prevalence in particular dog breeds. Laxity of ligaments about the hip joint permits erosion of weight-bearing surfaces, which is exacerbated by strenuous exercise in rapidly growing dogs. Etiology is multifactorial. Radiographic correlation with clinical signs is poor.
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Selection for breed-specific long-bodied phenotypes is associated with increased expression of canine hip dysplasia.
Total hip arthroplasty for treatment of canine hip dysplasia.
The researchers said that almost all dogs experience some degree of degenerative changes in their joints as they age--while observing that signs of canine hip dysplasia show up on X-rays "well before the geriatric period.

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