Abnormal Development of the Femoral Head Epiphysis in an Infant with no Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Apparent on Ultrasonography

 

What to Learn from this Article?

Importance of Radiographic Evaluation in Infants at Risk of DDH.


Case Report |  Volume 4 | Issue 3 | JOCR July-Sep 2014 | Page 46-48 | Atalar H, Gunay C, Aytekin MN.  DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.195


Authors: Atalar H[1], Gunay C[2], Aytekin MN[3]

[1] Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

[2]Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir, Turkey.

[3]Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr Cuneyd Gunay, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Meselik, 26480, Eskisehir, Turkey. Phone: +90 222 239 25 18. Fax: +90 222 239 37 72. E-mail: cungunay@hotmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: In the investigation of hip development in newborns and infants, ultrasonography and radiography are widely used, but their optimal roles in this setting remain controversial.

Case Report: Here we describe an 8.5-month-old infant who had undergone hip radiography at a primary care facility and was referred to our hospital to be evaluated for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Ultrasonography showed no developmental dysplasia of the hip according to standard criteria, but developmental retardation of the femoral head was apparent on the radiograph.

Conclusion: This patient’s findings demonstrate that abnormalities in femoral head epiphysis development can go undetected during routine ultrasonographic evaluations for developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Keywords: Hip Dislocation, congenital, femur head, radiography, ultrasonography.


How to Cite This Article: Atalar H, Gunay C, Aytekin MN. Abnormal Development of the Femoral Head Epiphysis in an Infant with no Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Apparent on Ultrasonography Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 July-Sep;4(3): 46-48. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/07/11/2250-0685-195-abstract/

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