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Hip Sonography
Diagnosis and Management of Infant Hip Dysplasia
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Main description:

Sonography of baby hips for the diagnosis of DDH and dysplasia has grown steadily in importance in recent years. A strict standardized technique for investigation of the baby and interpretation of the sonograms has made hip ultrasound reproducible, reliable and independent of examiner skill and experience.

Graf’s technique is now used worldwide, and selective or even general screening programmes for all babies are established in many European countries today.

The first part of this book includes the fundamentals of hip sonography, static as well as dynamic techniques, anatomical identification of the echograms, typing, a measurement technique and usability check.

The second part is an atlas including a summary of the essential data and demonstrating correct and incorrect sonograms in different variations. The book is indispensable for everyone dealing with DDH problems in diagnosis and therapy.


Practice-oriented manual teaching the successful examination technique developed and taught by the author (known as "Graf's technique").

Graf's technique classifies the anatomical pathology and leads to more efficient treatment.

Based on the author's experience of more than 20 years

Easy to read, user-friendly layout

A real "hands-on" manual giving numerous practical tips


Technique.- Anatomy and Ultrasound of the Normal Infant Hip Joint.- The Standard Plane.- Identifying the Anatomy and Checking the Landmarks and Tilting Effects.- Definition of Types.- Ultrasound Classification.- Measurement Technique.- Classification Using the Sonometer.- Instability.- The Terminology of Dislocation.- Scanning Technique.- Errors Due to Tilting the Probe.- Documentation and Quality.- Principles of Ultrasound-Based Management.


ISBN-13: 9783540309581
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: August, 2006
Pages: 128

Subcategories: Orthopaedics and Fractures, Paediatrics and Neonatal, Radiology