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Canine examples of Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

 
 

X-ray examples of OFA excellent, good, fair, and failing dysplasia in Rottweilers

Check out our page showing 10 week old Rottweiler puppies hips.

Please read environmental hip dysplasia - Improper Diet causes hip dysplasia.

Raw diet is excellent for dogs that have allergies.



DISCLAIMER: Von Der Musikstadt is not a Veternarian or health care professional. The Information I have on this website is my own personal X-rays photographed by my Verernarian and rated by OFA, some X-rays were emailed to me by my Vet and by friends, with permission to use. If you want more information and picture of Hip X-rays please check out the links to the right. There are hundreds of web sites that show X-rays for a reference, but If your dog may have Hip dysplasia, I suggest to bring your dog to a professional Veternarian that has several years experience in positioning your dogs hips for a accurate reading.



HOW DOES OFA RATE YOUR DOGS HIPS? http://www.offa.org/hd_grades.html

  • Two radiologists reported excellent, one radiologist reported good -the final grade would be excellent
  • One radiologist reported excellent, one radiologist reported good, one fair -the final grade would be good
  • One radiologist reported fair, two radiologists reported mild -the final grade would be mild


NO.
GERMAN
HIP
GRADE
EVALUATION

1

HD-

A

FREI / 0

EXCELLENT

2

HD +/-

B

HD-TC / HD 1

GOOD

3

HD +

C

HD 2

FAIR

4

HD ++

D

HD 3

MILD DYSPLASIA (UNBREEDABLE)

5

HD +++

E

HD 4

SEVERE DYSPLASIA


OFA EXCELLENT

  • 18 month old male
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round
  • Hips evaluated in Europe HD frei (OFA Excellent)

OFA EXCELLENT

  • 2 Year old male
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

HD frei (OFA EXCELLENT)

  • 3 Year old female
  • Excellent positioning
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

20 month old male rottweiler hips hd frei

HD frei (OFA EXCELLENT)

  • 20 month old male
  • Excellent positioning
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Knees are correct in position
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

HD frei (OFA EXCELLENT)

  • 2 1/2 Year old female
  • Excellent positioning
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

OFA GOOD

  • 33 month old female
  • Excellent positioning
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

OFA GOOD

  • 2 Year old male
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket but slight grey in socket

OFA GOOD

  • 27 month old Female
  • Both joints equal in the socket, balls show slight flat spot, but this can be the point of "muscle to bone" connection.
  • Xray was slightly off but over all excellent xray.
  • Pelvis is very thick, openings of holes on both sides of spine are equal. This means there was no rotation from left to right of the pelvis.

OFA GOOD

  • 2 Year old male
  • I do not understand how this dog got a GOOD
  • Both joints equal in the socket
  • Excessive grey in joint, joints are not the same. large grey gap in joints. This is called subluxation. (looseness)

Prelims X-rays

Prelims are
dogs under 24 months old. A prelim is normally done before 12 months of age to determine if the puppy should be used as a breeder to continue the bloodline or pedigree.


PRELIM OFA EXCELLENT

  • 12 month old Female
  • Female was in Heat - Laxity change can occur
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round
  • Excellent BOTTLE neck on ball

PRELIM OFA GOOD

  • 16 month old Female
  • Female was in Heat - Laxity change can occur
  • Right side ball does have grey laxity - goes away when female is out of heat
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

PRELIM OFA GOOD

  • 16 month old female
  • Balls are tight in the socket
  • Both joints equal in the socket and the balls are round

Hip Dysplasia X-rays (Grade 1 - Grade 3)


GRADE 1 MILD DYSPLASIA

  • 3 - year old female
  • Right ball is tight in the socket
  • Left ball is slight shallow and shows signs od artheritis

GRADE 1 MILD DYSPLASIA

  • Youth male
  • Right ball is tight in the socket
  • Left ball is slight shallow
  • Dogs hip will change dramatically either good or bad

GRADE 1 MILD DYSPLASIA

  • 2 Year old female
  • Right side ball tight in socket - GOOD
  • Left side unilateral ball is 2/3 in socket - flat spot
  • Left side 2/3 in socket, right side is completely in socket
  • Flat spot and shallow socket

GRADE 2 HIP DYSPLASIA

  • 12 month old female
  • Right side ball out od socket - bad sublux
  • Left side in socket

GRADE 3 HIP DYSPLASIA

  • 20 month old female
  • Both joints are poor
  • Excessive grey in joint, no socket

GRADE 3 DYSPLASIA

  • 9 month old female
  • Both joints are poor
  • Excessive grey in joint, no socket

ROTTWEILER ELBOW DYSPLASIA - PICTURES & VIDEOS


NO.
GERMAN
ELBOW
GRADE
EVALUATION

1

ED-

0

FREI / 0

EXCELLENT

2

ED +/-

NA

NONE

BOARDERLINE (ONLY IN ADRK)

3

ED+

1

GRADE I

MILD OSTERARTHOSIS

4

ED ++

2

GRADE II

MODERATE OSTERARTHOSIS

5

ED +++

3

GRADE III

SEVERE OSTERARTHOSIS


 


Normal elbows

Smooth in the joint

no bone buildup


Normal elbows

Smooth in the joint

no bone buildup


Normal elbows

Smooth in the joint

no bone buildup

20 month male

 

Left view is top of elbow

looking down


GRADE 1 (breedable)

  • 2 Year old female
  • small space inbetween joints
  • joint is not completely round

GRADE 1 (breedable)

  • Sometime evaluations differ possible to be grade 2
  • 3 1/2 Year old female
  • small space inbetween joints
  • Bone fragment in elbow

DYSPLASIA GRADE 2

  • 4 Year old male
  • Large space inbetween joints
  • Joint is not smooth


DYSPLASIA GRADE 3

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the medial humeral condyle
  • Fragmented medial coronoid process (FCP) of the ulna
  • Ununited anconeal process (UAP) of the ulna
  • Humero-radio-ulna joint incongruity (elbow joint incongruity)