Orthotic-prosthetic clinic specialized exclusively for animals

HIP ORTHOSIS

Provides light to moderate joint support. The device exerts bilateral compression on the hips, helping to keep the femoral head in place. It is also used to control the amplitude of certain movements, thereby increasing comfort in the hip area.

Recommended in the following cases:

Example of a frequently observed pathology: Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a disease of mainly genetic origin that occurs in dogs during their growth. This condition is a deformity of the hip joint (coxofemoral joint), which leads to instability. The femoral head (thigh bone) is abnormally displaced in relation to the hip socket. Obesity at a young age, weight gain, and intense exercise can worsen the symptoms of dysplasia in genetically predisposed dogs.
Some breeds such as German Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Saint-Bernard, Bernese Mountain Dogs for example are more genetically predisposed to hip dysplasia.
The symptoms of hip dysplasia may include lameness, reluctance to run, difficulty climbing stairs, difficulty getting into the car. As well as difficulty getting up or lying down, shifting weight to the forelimbs, loss of muscle mass in the hindlimbs, and pain in the hip.
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