[When is the optimal time for hip ultrasound screening?]

Orthopade. 2008 Jun;37(6):532, 534-6, 538-40. doi: 10.1007/s00132-008-1236-2.
[Article in German]


The perfect time for hip screening is when every pathologically deformed hip can be diagnosed by sonography and after spontaneous resolution of immature, dysplastic hips. In addition, the beginning of therapy should be early enough to provide the best possible outcome concerning the anatomically correct healing of the patient's hip. Even though every child should be screened by sonography in the first few days of life, a reasonable way could be ultrasound screening in the first week for clinically unstable hips or newborns with risk factors such as breech position combined with ultrasound screening of every newborn between the fourth and sixth week.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Europe
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital / economics
  • Hip Dislocation, Congenital / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neonatal Screening* / economics
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / economics
  • Osteoarthritis, Hip / prevention & control
  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonography