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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. -weight control
    -exercise control
    -pain control
    - (chondroprotective agents)
  2. B
  3. clinical efficacy is unknown, must intervene at an early age, little long term evidence, not fully investigated
  4. 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
  5. cementless has decreased potential for infection, decreased loosening, better recovery
  6. early/no DJD (young animals-5-10mo), advanced/arthritic (older patients)

5 True/False questions

  1. What are the benefits of OFA? What are the negatives?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


  2. Which surgical method is not performed in animals over 10-11months, or if there is any DJD, making the assumption that this therapy will prevent the dog from developing DJD?
    A. TPO
    B. FHO
    C. THR


  3. What other technique can be used to decrease pain in patients with hip dysplasia, but doesn't change the dz?pelvic denervation


  4. What is OFA? What is the other organization?+= can certify as early as 8 weeks, more predictive of DJD
    -= less well known, all films must be submitted, must submit more than one radiograph


  5. What are some things on physical exam that will point towards a hip dysplasia diagnosis?early/no DJD (young animals-5-10mo), advanced/arthritic (older patients)