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Hip Dysplasia: Classic Changes on X-rays
When evaluating dysplastic hip films, radiographic changes may include:
- Hip subluxation, i.e. less than 66 percent coverage of the femoral head by the acetabulum.
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A 7-month-old male Labrador suffering from severe hip dysplasia.
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A 6-year-old female Rottweiler suffering from severe hip dysplasia.
- Increased width of the joint space.
- Thickening of the femoral neck.
- Flattening or deformity of the femoral head.
- Flattening of the acetabulum.
- Irregular acetabulum rim.
- Osteophytes on the acetabulum, femoral head and neck.
- Sclerosis of the subchondral bone.
- Two-thirds of the femoral head are covered by the acetabulum.
- The margins of the acetabulum and femoral head are parallel.
- A small, flattened area of the femoral head represents the fovea capitis, which is where the round ligament attaches. This is a normal finding.
A description of a normal hip would include:
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