PennHIP

Meet Frazier!  Today, after he had radiographs of his shoulders taken to assess lameness, he had additional films taken for PennHIP.  The PennHIP technique assesses the quality of the canine hip and quantitatively measures canine hip joint laxity. The PennHIP method of evaluation is more accurate than the current standard in its ability to predict the onset of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the hallmark of canine hip dysplasia (CHD).

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