Coxofemoral luxation is the most frequently encountered luxation in veterinary medicine. Traumatic coxofemoral luxations cause disruption of the joint’s supportive structures, resulting in damage to soft tissues (such as the round ligament, joint capsule and surrounding musculature) and articular surfaces.
Reducing the hip as quickly as possible:
- Minimizes damage to the articular surfaces
- Restores nutrition to the cartilage
- Decreases formation of muscular contraction and fibrosis
- Decreases accumulation of debris within the acetabulum.