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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. pelvic denervation
  2. animals are so young, there is no way to know if they will develop DJD. It is best to have these animals sterilized at the same time
  3. benefit- widely known by breeders, easy to perform (hip extended VD view), may screen animals and not submit the rads
    negatives-must wait until 2 years old to certify animals, less predictive of DJD
  4. -weight control
    -exercise control
    -pain control
    - (chondroprotective agents)
  5. B
  6. subluxation (decreased coverage of the femoral head by the acetabulum <50%)

5 True/False questions

  1. What is OFA? What is the other organization?-orthopedic foundation of arthritic animals


  2. What are some things on physical exam that will point towards a hip dysplasia diagnosis?-pain on extension and abduction of hip
    -creptitation of hip
    -pelvic limb muscle atrophy
    -positive Ortolani sign


  3. What are two populations that present with hip dysplasia?early/no DJD (young animals-5-10mo), advanced/arthritic (older patients)


  4. Which procedure is very expensive, has the potential for serious complications, but can offer excellent function to the patient?
    A. TPO


  5. Which surgical method has best results with smaller animals and is reserved for dogs that have severe DJD. Physical therapy is vital with this procedure.
    A. TPO


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