Surgical treatment options for hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is thought to be the most commonly diagnosed orthopaedic condition in dogs. There are both conservative and surgical treatment options available to the owner and there will be a number of factors which will be involved in their decision making. This article will focus on the surgical treatment options, giving the veterinary nurse (VN) the knowledge of the options available and what is involved, in order that the VN can help the owner in their decision and, if applicable, the VN has the knowledge to be able to work within the surgical team when performing these surgical procedures

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Figure 1. A postoperative radiograph following a triple pelvic osteotomy