Hip luxation (also known as coxofemoral luxation) accounts for nearly 90 percent of all cases in canines, making it the most commonly luxated joint for dogs. Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics in Holmen successfully treats hip luxation. We are here for your pets in their time of need.
What Is Hip Luxation?
Essentially, hip luxation is the dislocation of the hip joint. While usually the result of some sort of trauma, joint degeneration or hip dysplasia greatly increases the risks of hip luxation in dogs.
It is a painful condition that impacts your pet’s ability to bear weight on the affected limb. Pet owners will typically see a marked difference in the way their pets carry their limbs.
How Is Hip Luxation Treated?
There are non-surgical treatments for reduction of the hip are possible in some instances. When they are possible, they have a 50/50 success rate. Surgical reduction is often successful as well, with relatively high success rates. However, there are times when reductions or restorations are not possible. In these instances, a femoral head and neck excision procedure or total hip replacement may be necessary.
Our team of caring professionals works with you to put your mind at ease and explore your treatment options. One of the most likely is a femoral head and neck excision. The femoral head and neck excision procedure removes the “ball” and attachment portion from the femur, essentially removing the hip joint. In the months following the procedure a new hip forms.
It sounds like a complex procedure, and it is, which is why you need to work with a highly skilled team of professionals. However, it is one that restores pain-free mobility to your pet and can put an end to frequent hip luxation brought on by a damaged or diseased hip.
While hip luxation is a painful condition for your pet to go through, the right treatment can make a world of difference. Seek prompt treatment for this condition to minimize your pet’s suffering. If surgery is required, there will be a need to restrict your pet’s activities for several weeks in the aftermath of the surgery for usually six to eight weeks at minimum. Longer periods of restricted activity may be required.
At Wisconsin Veterinary Orthopedics in Holmen, we work with you to create a treatment and recovery process that is individualized for your pet. Contact us today to learn more about hip luxation and how we can help your pet recover.