Lateral and VD
- Defining characteristics:
Indicates the presence of coxofemoral luxation or displacement of the femoral head from the acetabulum
- Common differential diagnoses:
Trauma (fall, vehicular), hip dysplasia
- Helpful additional data:
Was there a fall or any known trauma? Has there been any limping or pain?
- Commonly associated diagnostics:
Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.
- Commonly associated treatments:
Request immediate analgesia, consider setting up bandage support, discuss surgical options (FHO), consider cage confinement, and discuss anti-anxiety medications to keep the patient calm
- Commonly associated home care:
Based on treatment, cage rest vs. surgery
*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound