Hip Dislocation In Dog Longer Than 48 Hours, What Is Correct Surgery To Fix?


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This dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian and have x-rays taken.  This will help assess if this is a reducible or non-reducible dislocation.  The x-rays ill help assess how damaged the joint and femoral head are.  There are numerous surgical corrections for dislocated hips.  If this is a reducible dislocation a closed reduction may be tried.  Under anesthesia the hip will be placed back in the socket then a sling will be applied.  This is commonly unsuccessful and surgery is often required.  Especially since this is a chronic injury (present for several months) I suspect surgery will be needed.
Here is a great link for information on hip dislocation.

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