Jackie's radiography appointment was December 23, 2016.
PennHip report date December 29, 2016.
DI scores = (Left) 0.42 / (Right) 0.32
All images © 2000 - Present day, Peg Egertsen.
Distraction Index (DI):Right DI = 0.32, Left DI = 0.42. Osteoarthritis (OA):No radiographic evidence of OA for either hip. Cavitation/Other Findings:None.
Distraction Index (DI):The laxity ranking is based on the hip with the greater laxity (larger DI). In this case the DI used is 0.42.
OA Risk Category:The DI is between 0.31 and 0.49. This patient is at mild risk for hip OA. Distraction Index:
Mild Risk Moderate Risk DI = 0.42
Breed Statistics:This interpretation is based on a cross-section of 424 Canine patients of the ENGLISH SHEPHERD breed in the AIS PennHIP database. The gray strip represents the central 90% range of DIs (0.26 - 0.76) for the breed. The breed average DI is 0.47. The patient DI is the solid circle (0.42).
Summary:The degree of laxity (DI = 0.42) falls within the central 90% range of DIs for the breed. This amount of hip laxity places the hip at a mild risk to develop hip OA. No radiographic evidence of OA for either hip.
Interpretation and Recommendations:No OA/Mild Risk: Low risk to develop radiographic evidence of hip OA early in life, however OA may manifest after 6 years of age or later. Risk of OA increases as DI, age, body weight, and activity level increase. OA susceptibility is breed specific, larger breeds being more susceptible.
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