Hip luxation (HLX)

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  • View:
    Lateral and VD
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  • Defining characteristics:
    Indicates the presence of coxofemoral luxation or displacement of the femoral head from the acetabulum
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  • 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