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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp 1155–1159 | Cite as

Hip ultrasonography in clinical practice

  • H. Theodore Harcke
Pediatric Ultrasound

Abstract

The current practice of hip ultrasonography for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is based on more than three decades of experience. During this time, professional medical organizations in the United States have addressed both the clinical practice and imaging aspects of early detection of DDH. Current evidence-based clinical practice recommendations come from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Consensus imaging recommendations come from the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the American College of Radiology, Society for Pediatric Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. In this review the author compares and contrasts the current guidelines and offers additional practice tips for those providing comprehensive hip ultrasound services to infants.

Keywords

Children Developmental dysplasia of the hip Guidelines Hip Parameters Practice Ultrasound 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of interest

The author has no financial interests, investigational or off-label uses to disclose.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Imaging, c/o Editorial Services, Attn: M StofaNemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA

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