Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hip luxation: open and closed reduction

Contributor(s): James Cook, Noel Fitzpatrick, J Yovich

Introduction

  • Most common luxation.
  • Direction of luxation: craniodorsal (most common), caudodorsal, ventral (least common).
  • Cause: relatively severe trauma, eg HBC (RTA).
  • Signs: non-weight-bearing hindlimb lameness, characteristic leg carriage.
  • Treatment: open or closed reduction.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Relatively severe trauma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Brinker W O, Piermattei D L & Flo C L (1990) Handbook of small animal orthopedics and fracture treatment.


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