Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 174–175 | Cite as

Sonographic guidance for infant hip reduction under anesthesia

  • M. S. Keller
  • A. A. Weiss
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An initial attempt to reduce a hip dislocation in a 15-month-old by palpation under general anesthesia led to the subsequent discovery of a posterior subluxation by CT. During the second attempt, sonographic guidance in the operating room was used to show concentric reduction both before and after the application of a spica cast. Successful reduction was later confirmed by CT. Imaging by real-time sonography can be useful in monitoring infant hip reduction.


Public Health General Anesthesia Operating Room Initial Attempt Subsequent Discovery 
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© Springer-Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Keller
    • 1
  • A. A. Weiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Imaging and PediatricsYale University School of MedicineNew Haven
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHahnemann University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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