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If needed, we can also do ultrasoundguided aspirate (removal of joint fluid
to submit for analysis) and injection of a
therapeutic agent (platelet-rich plasma
or PRP), stem cells/PRP, or cortisone and
hyaluronic acid (synthetic joint fluid) to
treat the patient.
We can then follow this up with formal rehab therapy and a controlled, structured
rehab program to improve the patient,
and then return to athletic training and
eventually competition in most cases.
This non-surgical intervention allows us
to evaluate, accurately diagnose, and
treat the patient appropriately. If they do
not improve, we can then discuss other
treatment or even surgical intervention. But that is a topic for another time.

In Conclusion
Hip dysplasia can cause discomfort on extension of the femur and can also cause a
hip sway from left to right. In the athletic dogs, the sway may not be as evident, but
the loose hip will stretch the joint capsule and cause inflammation inside the joint.
This can lead to pain and changes in performance. As that progresses, it will cause
arthritis and pain. But in early cases without evidence of arthritis, we can use the
PennHIP to measure the laxity in the joint objectively, and we can then (while under
anesthesia) check for mechanical laxity as well.
If the dog has some laxity, then when it is under the stress of a tight turn on the agility
course, it is likely stretching the joint capsule, causing inflammation and discomfort
that can affect performance. But catching that problem later during a routine physical
exam may be very challenging. That is why we advocate for a PennHIP evaluation on
dogs before investing in athletic training, or if you see problems and we find hip pain.
To learn more about PennHIP, go to https://antechimagingservices.com/antechweb/
pennhip.
Should you have questions about hip dysplasia, please discuss them with your primary care or rehab veterinarian. If we can help with your pet's diagnose, treatment,
and recovery, please contact us at info@vosm.com. D

Dr. Matt Brunke is a board certified rehab and sports medicine specialist at VOSM. He does ultrasound examination and PennHIP studies, along with regenerative
medicine. For more information, please check out www.VOSM.com.
Debra Canapp, DVM, CCRT, CVA, DACVSMR, became a board-certified diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
in 2012. Her area of interest, clinical work, lecturing, and research, focuses on sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy-specifically canine sports-related injury, sport
rehabilitation, and performance. Dr. Canapp has completed advanced courses in canine rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, sports medicine, orthopedics, and
stem cell therapy. Currently, Dr. Canapp practices sports medicine, acupuncture, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and rehabilitation therapy at VOSM, where she is also
co-principal and medical director. To learn more about Dr. Canapp, please visit www.VOSM.com.

Osteoarthritis in the Canine Athlete: Prevention
and At-Home Care
The June article by Drs. Sherman Canapp, Nicole Chun, and Debra
Canapp, stated that "The at-home hand-held laser device that is recommended by the authors due to its appropriate wavelength and
power will soon be distributed by UnderDog Pet Products."

courtesy of manufacturer

Correction for June 2019 Issue

UnderDog Pet Products makes the bed mentioned in the article, but
does not sell lasers.
The hand-held laser that's referenced in the article, which doesn't
have a name yet, will be distributed through Canine Edge Light at
www.CanineEdgeLight.com, the same company that makes the Edgelight Therapy System which is a laser pad that is available now. Customers purchasing the Edgelight Therapy System before the end of
the year can get a 10% discount using the coupon code "canapp10"
when they check out.
The hand-held laser is in the final stages of testing and will hopefully
be available from Canine Edge Light by the end of the summer.

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