Ultrasonography in congenital dislocation of the hip

Perry, M.; Bialik, U.; Kaftori, J.; Fishman, J.

Harefuah 112(8): 385-387


ISSN/ISBN: 0017-7768
PMID: 3315894
Document Number: 593
A series of 110 infants and neonates had ultrasound studies of their hip joints to evaluate congenital dislocation. In a group of 21 neonates with unstable hips, clinical examination and ultrasound were the initial screening procedures. A second group of 32 babies was examined at about three months of age (late diagnosis) with X-ray and ultrasound studies. A third group of 57 randomly selected infants also had clinical and ultrasound examinations of their hip joints. 65 pathological hips were diagnosed, all in the first two groups. Follow-up examinations were with ultrasound only, with the infants in abduction devices. There was good correlation between the clinical examination, X-rays and ultrasound. Ultrasound can replace X-rays in the evaluation and follow-up of infants with congenital dislocation of the hip.

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Ultrasonography in congenital dislocation of the hip