Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is the deterioration of the hip joint that can start early in a puppy’s life. Over time, the loose joint creates hip pain and limping because the femoral head has slipped out of the socket.
There are several treatment options ranging from medical management to surgery. If CHD is discovered early, pelvic surgeries like Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS) or Double/Triple Pelvic Osteotomy (DPO/TPO) may correct the abnormality. If an older pet is diagnosed with CHD, surgical options may include a Total Hip Replacement (THR) or a Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO).