- Defining characteristics:
Hip joint instability with or without degenerative changes, osteophyte formation on the neck of the femur, irregular acetabular margins, coxofemoral subluxation
- Common differential diagnoses:
Hip osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia
- Helpful additional data:
Has there been any limping or pain? Has the patient been slow to rise or lie down? Has there been trouble with the stairs?
- Commonly associated diagnostics:
Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.
- Commonly associated treatments:
Discuss analgesia, discuss cage confinement, discuss surgical options, discuss weight management and lifestyle changes, joint supplements
- Commonly associated home care:
Based on treatment, cage rest vs surgery
*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound