Hip osteoarthritis (DJD)

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  • 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 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