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Year : 2010
Tome : 161
Volume : 6
Pages : 277-282
Title : Canine hip denervation: comparison between clinical outcome and gait analysis
Authors : F. COLLARD, P. MAITRE, T. LE QUANG, D. FAU, C. CAROZZO, J.-P. GENEVOIS, T. CACHON, E. VIGUIER
Summary : Generally, hip denervation is presented as an interesting surgical alternative to femoral head and neck osteotomy or total hip replacement to manage hip dysplasia. Nine client-owned dogs, presenting unilateral or bilateral hip dysplasia underwent hip capsule denervation (7 bilateral, 2 unilateral). Prior to surgery and three months after surgery, owners were questioned and the gait of each dog was analysed with a 4.3 meter-long walkway (GAITRite®). Eight out of 9 dogs presented clinical improvement according to owner’s opinion and the conclusions of clinical examination. However, gait analysis concluded that only half of the operated dogs seemed to be improved. Given the low cost and few potential complications, hip denervation should be considered to be an interesting procedure for decreasing pain, improving cli­nical signs, even if it does not modify weight bearing on hind limbs.
Keywords : Hip dysplasia, Dog, Hip denervation, Gait ana­lysis, Clinical improvement
Correspondence : F. COLLARD
Adress : Clinique Vétérinaire 24, 994 avenue de la république, 59 700 Marcq en Baroeul, FRANCE. Corresponding author: collardfab@yahoo.fr
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