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Measuring hip scores – Alternative radiographic evaluation methods have been developed that mainly focus on the detection and quantification (using an index) of joint laxity. Examples of these so-called laxity-based diagnostic techniques are the dorsolateral subluxation index (1998), the subluxation index (1999), the half-axial position (1977) and its improvement, called the ‘Vezzoni’ modified Badertscher distention device (VMBDD) (2008) and, the most popular of these techniques, PennHIP (Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program) (1990).

The methods based on the detection/quantification of hip joint laxity have demonstrated their superiority compared to the StVD projection and should be used as well in clinical patients as in screening programs. Alternative techniques, such as the VMBDD, that allow a complete and correct in-house evaluation of the hip joint by trained clinicians might increase the popularity of laxity-based radiographic techniques.

To enter a Hip Vezzoni diagnoses using the [Hip Vezzoni] tab.

You can find this tab under the [Vet] tab and selecting [Vet Care Individual Dog] or under [Manage Your Dog’s Data] and selecting [MyDogs] – or the [ABC / EBC or OBC Coop Dogs] selection.

To begin, follow steps on searching / selecting the dog with which you would like to add/edit their file.

Once selected, follow these steps…

1.Select the [Show Details] icon to the left of the selected dog’s name.

2. Select [Hip Vezzoni] from the menu tabs.

3. Select [Add new] or [Inline Add]

4. Enter the information in the fields shown. The two fields marked with a red *asterisk symbol are the only ones required, however if you have more information, it is recommended to fill out as many fields as possible.

Measure 1 (right) – Field should be a valid number between 0.1 and 1.99 from your Vessoni report.

Measure 2 (left) – Field should be a valid number between 0.1 and 1.99 from your Vessoni report.

a. Diagnoses Date

b. cavitation – select Yes or No from the drop-down menu.

c. Date is Estimated – If the Diagnoses Date is an estimate, check off the box. If the date is confirmed, just leave blank.

d. Who Diagnosed – Clinic or DVM. If not already in your list, Add new (in blueprint under the field)

e. Details – Enter any details you wish about the procedure or the diagnoses.


5. Once all the information is entered, click [Save] at the bottom of the screen, or with inline add click the check mark to left of row.

6. Once entered and saved, the diagnoses will appear in the list on the tab page. If needing to edit (or add more info) later on or if you need to delete if added in error, you can now do this.

6.a. If you are needing to delete a diagnoses, click the box to the left of the diagnoses and by doing so it will activate the delete button. Click [Delete] and confirm you wish to delete by clicking OK in the pop-up confirmation box.

6.b.To edit an entry, simply select the [Edit] icon – the pencil – to the left of the diagnoses you wish to edit – a pop-up window like above in #4 will appear. Edit / add to which changes are are needed and click [Save] when finished.

7. You can also Attach documents (pdf’s, photos, etc.) to a diagnosis. Simply click on the Hip Attachments tab in blue and select Add new or Inline Add for the Photos PDFs etc. window and follow the instructions for adding a new PDF. (See article on Photos PDF’s etc. here. Link to be added soon.)