Glossary of Terms
All websites are for advice purposes only to help understand the conditions.
"The Ortolani test is palpation
test for passive hip joint laxity and requires some inference to conclude that
functional hip joint hyperlaxity is present."
How do I diagnose hip dysplasia in growing dogs?
Baker Institute for Animal Health
Definition of Ortolani's test
"Coxofemoral (hip dislocation) luxation is dislocation of the head of the femur, which is the ball of the thigh bone, out of the socket of the pelvis (acetabulum)."
How I handle Hip Luxations in dogs\
is "Osteochondritis dissecans"
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD): What Is It?
Bilateral elbow dysplasia
"Elbow dysplasia is a fairly common developmental defect that occurs primarily in young, actively growing large and giant breed dogs. It leads to malformation and degeneration of the elbow joint, with accompanying front limb lameness."
Bernese Mountain Dog of America
Elbow dysplasia explained
Radiographic Changes in Elbow Dysplasia
"The proximal articular surface of the ulna contributes significantly to load transfer through the canine elbow joint. Abnormalities that significantly increase this force might contribute to canine elbow dysplasia, specifically fragmentation of the medial coronoid process and osteochondritis dissecans of the medial aspect of the humeral condyle. "
It may be best to look at some xrays to understand this !!!
Skeletal System Disorders - Forelimb Anomaly
"A fragmented processus coronoideus medialis is commonly seen in small animal practice, especially young male dogs of large or giant breeds are affected. Less is known about the question if fatigue microdamage is associated with fragmented medial coronoid process (FMCP). "
Severe subluxation of
the left coxo femoral
A Case Study: Putting Shine on Titanís Golden Years
Early Diagnosis of Canine Hip dysplasia
Look at page four x rays very in-depth report
"As degeneration progresses, the soft areas become cracked and worn, exposing bone under the cartilage. The bone then begins to remodel and increase in density while any remaining cartilage begins to fray. "
Canine Degenerative Joint Disease
Pet Arthrits Resource centre
Animal Specialty Group
ACVS Veterinary surgeon
NSAID'S = Steriods
Veterinary Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
THR = Total Hip Replacement
London Road Vets
Gillham House Vets
Bernese Mountain Dog Working Cart Group of G.B
Back to Home Page
Copyright © Debbie Wells 2007
Search Engine Optimization