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Wednesday 17th of January 2018



Dislocated Joint


General information on Dislocated Joint

A dislocated joint, also known as a luxation, is a joint that has become out of place. The main cause of a dislocated joint is an injury that causes the joint to rupture and the bone then become dislocated. These injuries can be caused by fights, falling, or other types of accidents. The hip is the most common joint to become dislocated. Some breeds of cats have predispositions to specific joint dislocations. Maine Coon and Devon Rex cats have a predisposition to dislocating the kneecap.


Symptoms of Dislocated Joint

Some of the symptoms of a dislocated joint may be: pain, not moving the affected limb, not putting any weight on the affected limb, shortness in the length of the limb, difficulty walking and not walking a lot.

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Treatments for Dislocated Joint

The treatment for a dislocated joint is for a veterinarian to place the joint back in its socket. This make required sedatives. The affected cat may be required to wear a splint for a short while with the joint and its surrounding tissues heal. In severe cases, especially when the joint has been dislocated for an extended period of time, surgery may be required.The treatment for a dislocated joint is for a veterinarian to place the joint back in its socket. This make required sedatives. The affected cat may be required to wear a splint for a short while with the joint and its surrounding tissues heal. In severe cases, especially when the joint has been dislocated for an extended period of time, surgery may be required.




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