Visit http://www.canineortho.com/index.php/canine-orthopedic-surgery/hip-dysplasia to learn about the anatomy, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and cost to treat hip dysplasia. At Colorado Canine Orthopedics our orthopedic veterinary specialty team includes four board certified veterinary surgeons with over 50 years of combined experience. All of our surgeons are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Hip dysplasia is a common canine disorder. Despite efforts by breeders and the Orthopedic Foundation of America (OFA), the prevalence is not decreasing. The problem ranges from mild to severe and often begins in puppies as young as six months of age. Usually, clinical signs of canine hip dysplasia develop by one year of age but in some dogs the signs become obvious later in life as osteoarthritis gradually worsens. Numerous successful treatments for hip dysplasia are available depending on the age of the patient and severity of the problem.