You Make The Diagnosis: Lameness In A Dog

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The X-ray below was taken of a large breed dog who looked like a cross between a Rottweiler and a Labrador Retriever. The dog was a stray that had been hit by a car and then rescued by a good Samaritan. When I first met ‘Lucky’, he held his R rear leg high off the ground. His right hip was dramatically swollen. When I tried to move the leg, he cried in pain. Review the x-ray and then name this orthopedic condition.

Diagnosis: Right Coxofemoral Luxation (Hip Luxation)

The coxofemeral joint or hip …

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