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Ultrasound scanning guidelines

Paediatric Hip for Developmental Dysplasia (DDH)

This examination may be diagnostic or for the monitoring of the joint during treatment with a Pavlik harness

Diagnostic Examination


  • Both hips
  • Hips adequately enlocated in acetabulum
  • Hip joint anatomy in coronal and transverse planes

  • Coronal with legs extended, minimum of three views with at least one measurement of d:D
  • Transverse with legs extended x 1

In Harness Examination

  • Both hips with baby prone in harness
  • Confirm that hips are adequately enlocated in acetabulum
  • Longitudinal from posterior, minimum of three views
  • Transverse from posterior x 1

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