My family just got a Bernese Mountain dog puppy and our vet is worried she's showing early signs of hip dysplasia. The next step is to do xrays and my vet said there's a surgery for puppies that can fix the problem before it sets. Do you know anything about this procedure or it's success rate? Is it for the long term? Do you know anything about costs (we haven't discussed this yet)?
There are several effective surgeries for hip dysplasia. A veterinary orthopedic surgeon would make the determination for which surgery is best for your pet. It is best to have the surgery performed when young to avoid secondary joint disease such as arthritis. The outcomes are usually curative. Success rates are very high at 80 to 90% if performed by an experienced surgeon and if there are no secondary issues, such as angular limb deformities or arthritis. Cost depends on your area and in MA is can be up to $1500 to $3000 per side depending on which surgical option is best. Surgeons usually discount the second side.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.