Saturday, February 04, 2012

Orthopedic Issues

Dyslplasia is most often a genetic defect passed on from the parents or from somewhere along the dog's lineage.


Dysplasia can be very debilitating, and in the past was a death sentence to the dog that had it. Now, thanks to medical breakthroughs, hip replacement or other surgeries can be performed to provide the dog with pain-free movement, but those surgeries do come with a hefty price and a long recovery time.

Some common myths about dysplasia:


dysplasia is caused by arthritis.

FALSE: dysplasia often causes arthritis

It will go away or get better on its own.

FALSE: it will only get worse if not treated.

Dysplasia is a death sentence.

FALSE: it can be treated successfully through surgery.

Dysplasia only happens in the hips.

FALSE, elbows and other joints can by dysplasic.


Resources


Using Carts to help dogs with leg, hip, spine issues heal:



ACL





CCL





Elbow Dysplasia



FHO




Hip Dysplasia







Knee Injury




Legg-Calve-Perthes






Musculoskeletal System



Pain Management and Rehab



Patellar Luxation




Swimming Puppy Syndrome



Total Hip Replacement




TPLO





TTA






Wobbler Syndrome



Support Groups


Wobblers Syndrom Support Group



TPO Support Group



Hip Dysplasia Support Group