Neonatal hips ultrasound • Atlas General Hospital

Neonatal hips ultrasound


One of the first examinations for the newborn that should be done is the ultrasound examination of the hips, for the timely diagnosis of developmental anomaly of the hip and other issues.

First ultrasound examination of hips should be done around 6th week of life when it should be determined degree of development of articular capsule

If the findings are normal, it is advisable to swing baby properly until next control in 3 months with the implementation of the exercises shown.

First examination enables early developmental disorder of hip and timely beginning of adequate treatment.
Ultrasound hip examination in children is important when child has disease like transient synovitis, septic arthritis, juvenile arthritis, Legg-Calve Perthes disease.

The region of Serbia and parts of Serbia is considered an endemic area for the development of a developmental disorder of the joint of the hip and the early ultrasound  examination of the hips is considered an integral part of the prevention of hip issues.

Ultrasound is a safe, simple method for examining baby hips, with no harmful effect, which should be applied to every newborn baby.


Ultrasound hip examination