Authors: Liska WD, Israel SK, Poteet BA

OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and outcomes of total hip replacements with polar gaps in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.

ANIMALS: One hundred fifty-five client-owned dogs.

Category: Hip
Authors: Ahner CE, Stoker AM, Bozynski CC, Cook CR, Leary E, Kuroki K, Cruz CN, Cook JL.

This study compares serum and urine concentrations of relevant protein biomarkers among adult dogs with or without radiographic canine hip dysplasia (CHD). Adult (≥ 2 years of age), client-owned dogs (n = 74) radiographically categorized as having at least "good" hips (n = 49) or having "mild", "moderate", or "severe" hip dysplasia (n = 25) by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Urine and serum samples were obtained from each dog at a single time-point and processed and analyzed for relevant protein biomarkers.

Category: Dysplasia - Hip
Authors: Kim J, Jeong J, Lee H.

BACKGROUND: Hip arthroscopy has become a viable option over the last few years for small animal orthopedic diseases, including hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, and joint evaluation. However, the narrow joint spaces make it difficult to manipulate the instrument, and depth of tissues make it difficult to distract the joint space. In addition, it is very difficult to maintain consistent distraction over time with a manual distraction due to hand fatigue.

Category: Arthroscopy - Hip
Authors: Bertal M1, De Rycke L, Vezzoni A, Polis I, Saunders JH, Broeckx BJG.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the repeatability and reproducibility of the radiographical stress technique using the Vezzoni-modified Badertscher distension device (VMBDD).

Category: Hip

OBJECTIVE: To report the outcome of dogs treated with triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO) for dorsal luxation after total hip replacement (THR).

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical case series.

ANIMALS: Seventeen client-owned animals.

Category: Hip

OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical application of a hemipelvic and proximal femoral endoprosthesis for limb salvage.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case report.

ANIMAL: One 5-year-old, neutered female, flat coated retriever with a malignant neoplasia of the left coxofemoral joint.

Category: Hip - Oncology

OBJECTIVE: To describe a minimally invasive toggle repair technique under arthroscopic guidance to correct a coxofemoral luxation in a canine.

STUDY DESIGN: Case report ANIMALS: A 9-year-old, male (neutered) Alaskan husky.

Category: Arthroscopy - Hip

Orthopaedic diseases are common in the pelvic limbs of dogs, and reference values for large muscle groups of the pelvic limb may aid in diagnosis such diseases. As such, the objective of this study was to compare the large muscle groups of the pelvic limb in seven breeds of dogs.

Category: Hip - Imaging

Femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHNO) is a salvage surgical procedure intended to eliminate hip joint laxity associated pain in the immature dog, or pain due to secondary osteoarthritis in the mature dog. The outcome of the procedure is associated with the size of the dog but the cause of a generally poorer outcome in larger breeds has not been determined.

Category: Hip - Imaging

Canine hip dysplasia, a debilitating orthopedic disorder that leads to osteoarthritis and cartilage degeneration, is common in several large-sized dog breeds and shows moderate heritability suggesting that selection can reduce prevalence. Estimating genomic breeding values require large reference populations, which are expensive to genotype for development of genomic prediction tools.

Category: Hip