Use of ultrasonography in developmental dysplasia of the hip


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Omeroglu H.

JOURNAL OF CHILDRENS ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.8, no.2, pp.105-113, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11832-014-0561-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHILDRENS ORTHOPAEDICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-113

Abstract

Purpose Ultrasonography has been used as a diagnostic tool in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) during early infancy since the early 1980s. The aim of this review article is to summarise the technique, benefits and shortcomings of four infantile hip ultrasonography methods, focusing mainly on the Graf method, and to assess the effectiveness of ultrasonographic newborn hip screening programmes.