Category Archives: Orthopedic

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia is a deformity of the hip that occurs during growth. The hip joint is a "ball and socket" joint. The head of the femur (ball) and concave area it goes into on the pelvis(socket or acetabulum)have to grow at equal rates. When they don't, it creates a looseness in the joint, which allows…
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Luxating Patella

Patella is another word for the kneecap. Luxating means out of place or dislocated. A luxating patella is a kneecap that doesn't stay where it's supposed to. The medial luxating patella or "trick knee" is a condition seen very commonly in small and toy breed dogs. It is congenital, which means they are born with…
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