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Scott A. Christopher VMD1, John P. Punke DVM2, Wes Cowan DVM3, and James L. Cook DVM, PhD, DACVS4
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  • 1 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.
  • | 2 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.
  • | 3 Shoal Creek Animal Hospital, 8850 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157.
  • | 4 Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.
History

A 2-year-old castrated male Labrador Retriever was referred for evaluation of a left hind limb lameness of 3 weeks' duration. The dog had been struck by a car 3 weeks earlier, and craniodorsal luxation of its left hip joint was diagnosed on the basis of physical examination and radiographic findings (Figure 1). Luxation of the hip joint was treated by closed reduction and placement of an Ehmer sling for 10 days. After sling removal, the dog had a non—weight-bearing lameness in the left hind limb.

Right lateral (A) and ventrodorsal (B) radiographic views of the

History

A 2-year-old castrated male Labrador Retriever was referred for evaluation of a left hind limb lameness of 3 weeks' duration. The dog had been struck by a car 3 weeks earlier, and craniodorsal luxation of its left hip joint was diagnosed on the basis of physical examination and radiographic findings (Figure 1). Luxation of the hip joint was treated by closed reduction and placement of an Ehmer sling for 10 days. After sling removal, the dog had a non—weight-bearing lameness in the left hind limb.

Right lateral (A) and ventrodorsal (B) radiographic views of the

Contributor Notes

Dr. Christopher's present address is Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Group, 10975 Guilford Rd, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701.

Address correspondence to Dr. Christopher (schristopher@vosm.com).