The value of ultrasound examination in the diagnosis and screening for congenital dislocation of the hip

Ali Okur, Fevzi Naksilar, Orhan Karsan, Bulent Alparslan,


In our study, the methods used for the diagnosis of congenital dislocation of the hip in the period of newborn and early infantile were investigated, compared with the other diagnostic methods of ultrasound technique, and the superiorities were discussed. The advantages and reliabilities that ultrasonography provide for the diagnosis of congenital dislocation of the hip were investigated. At first, 100 infants were examined clinically and pelvis anteroposterior radiograms were taken. Then, both hips were investigated under ultrasonography with Graf Method, the hips were measured for angle as to Graf method, and typed. As a result of investigation, in 200 hips of 100 cases, the proportion of type la, type Ib, and type Illa was found 91%. The rate of hips with dysplasia from type Ilb was found 9%. The hips evaluated pathologically were applied abduction splint treatment and followed

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