Description: Canine and Feline hip dysplasia - A condition of the ball and socket hip joints in which the ball does not properly fit in the socket causing lameness and painful arthritis.
Symptoms: Pain or limping during or after exercise.
Diagnosis: Diagnosed via physical examination of the hips or x-rays of the hip joints. Results of a hip dysplasia test are usually very straight forward.
Treatment: Hip dysplasia is treated with surgery of either total hip replacement for one or both hips, or reconstruction surgery for the joint.
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Estimated cost for hip dysplasia surgery: $1,000-$2,400+