Sonographic examination of hip joints in new-borns

Each baby should undergo an orthopaedic examination within 4 weeks after birth. This standard mandatory orthopaedic screening examination is aimed at detecting hip disease (developmental dysplasia of the hip). A dislocated hip joint detected in time can be returned to the joint socket well without much force. The examination consists of a clinical section where the physician takes note of the position and length of the legs, the limitation of the lumbar mobility and the typical dislocation symptoms (luxation symptoms). Sonographic examination is a quick and painless examination that determines the maturity of hip joints and reveals a disease much earlier than in the past when only an X-ray was used. Based on the sonographic image, the physician evaluates the anatomic conditions in the hip joint. Then, based on the finding obtained, the joint is classified into one of four types according to the so-called Graf classification. Usually, 2 sonographic screening examinations of the hip joints are performed. However, if there is a joint defect that needs to be treated, the course of treatment is checked by sonographic examination until the end of therapy. However, this is no longer a screening, but an examination during treatment.
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MUDr. Martina Frištáková, PhD.Orthopaedist
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