What is Canine Hip Dysplasia?
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is the most common inherited orthopedic disease in dogs. It can be characterized as a progressive, degenerative, developmental condition that often leads to osteoarthritis of the hip joints. And although it can be apparent at an early age, it can also be completely masked until your dog gets older.
Hip dysplasia is a disease that stems from a varying degree of laxity of the hip joint, permitting subluxation (partial dislocation) during movement. The research-based hip-screening procedure known as AIS Penn HIP has proven to be the most accurate and precise method to measure hip joint laxity.
What is Penn Hip Detection?
How does Penn Hip benefit the dog and their owner?
Knowing if your dog is susceptible to osteoarthritis and hip laxity is invaluable to be able to help him live his life to the fullest ability, whether the dog's intended purpose is for breeding, for working, or as a family pet.
All 4 of our veterinarians have passed a rigorous certification process to become Penn Hip certified. Our vets will be able to partner with breeders, trainers and dog owners, evaluate their pets, and help them with a lifelong program to help delay and prevent the onset of CHD.
Dr. Rick Wall is happy to discuss hip dysplasia, PennHIP and JPS with you. Please call our specialty veterinary clinic in The Woodlands at 281-298-5509, or make an appointment for a consultation by using our online scheduler.
Needle arthroscopy is an exciting new diagnostic tool that has recently been introduced into the veterinary market. Trice Medical's mi-eye needle arthroscope can quickly be placed into dogs joint to aid in the diagnosis of numerous joint disorders.
Harris County Constable Precinct 4's, K9 Jon, started his water therapy on July 11th. K9 Jon is a law enforcement canine that has had a chronic shoulder injury for several months. Today we were able to make a definitive diagnosis, with mi-eye, of bicipital tendinopathy and mild injury to the medial glenohumeral ligament. He will be scheduled for regenerative medicine therapy and rehabilitation so that he can return to work.
His handler, Deputy Mike Jones, brings K9 Jon to the Center for Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitation each week for his underwater treadmill sessions. These sessions help K9 Jon maintain and increase muscle, balance, and agility.
These wonderful dogs work very hard helping their handlers protect and serve us. It is an honor to work with them and help them continue to work at peak performance in their jobs.
Thanks Trice Medical for this new technology and thank you K9 Jon and Deputy Michael Jones for your service!
About The Author
Dr. Rick Wall is Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. As owner of the Center of Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitation, he is passionate about veterinary medicine and runs the only veterinarian owned and operated pain management and physical rehabilitation practice in Texas
The Center for Veterinary Pain Management and Rehabilitation
10807 Kuykendahl Road, Suite 406
The Woodlands, TX 77382