• Special Issue Topic

    Baby Hip Sonography Worldwide: Experience, Results, and Recommendations

    Submission Deadline: March 31, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Prof. Reinhard Graf E-Mail

    Academic hospital Stolzalpe, Austria


    About the Special Issue

    We started in 1978 with the research to check whether it is possible to use sonography to detect DDH or not. The first publication was 1980 and everybody was laughing about and could not believe.

    Because DDH is still the most common "congenital" disease in the locomotor system, baby hip sonography had spread in a special technique worldwide.

    We had learned to use hip sonography in newborns, to identify the pathology in the joints and to improve the treatment. Because of the possible earliest diagnose hip sonography can prevent catastrophes, or "prevention is better than operation".

    This special issue gives authors from different countries the first time the chance to present their examination results, experience and recommendations from their country, e.g. General or local screening? Training system? Acceptation in the common health system? etc.

    Call for Papers

    Published Articles

    Open Access
    Mini Review
    Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in Greece: current practice and future perspectives
    Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in Greece is being performed according to the guidelines issued by the Institute of Child Health in 2015. Screening strategies include universa [...] Read more.
    Konstantinos Chlapoutakis ... Maria Raissaki
    Published: July 18, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:264–269
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00054
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    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Systematic Review
    A systematic review of DDH screening practices in the UK
    Background: The United Kingdom (UK) currently employs a selective screening system for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Despite this, late presentation rates remain high. The aim of this [...] Read more.
    Nicholas Birkett ... Claudia Maizen
    Published: June 03, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:181–188
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00047
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    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Perspective
    Universal screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip in Austria: what have we learned?
    Hip ultrasound, according to Graf, is a standardized sonographic method for the detection of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) during the neonatal period. Graf established his method during t [...] Read more.
    Tanja Kraus, Catharina Chiari
    Published: June 03, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:208–215
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00049
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    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Review
    The reality of sonography of the infant hip in Brazil: results and recommendations
    Since 1980, when Professor Reinhard Graf developed a novel technique, sonography of the infant hip has played a prominent role in the early diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Bra [...] Read more.
    Giovanna Galvão Braga Motta ... Alexandre Francisco de Lourenço
    Published: May 20, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:156–163
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00045
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    Open Access
    Perspective
    Hip sonography in Switzerland
    The diagnosis of hip dysplasia has developed very differently in different countries over the last few decades. The development and current situation in Switzerland is described in this paper. In th [...] Read more.
    Beat Dubs
    Published: May 15, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:145–147
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00043
    View:272
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    Open Access
    Perspective
    Hip sonography in Hungary
    The diagnosis of hip dysplasia has developed very differently in different countries over the last few decades. The development and current situation in Hungary is described in this paper. The Ortol [...] Read more.
    Beat Dubs
    Published: April 17, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:130–132
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00041
    View:298
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    Times Cited: 0
    Open Access
    Review
    Hip sonography: thirty-four years of experience in Italy
    This paper provides a review of the years of experience of hip sonography since the first ultrasound (US) course in Italy in 1987. Clinical and US findings were correlated in 1,000 newborns examined [...] Read more.
    Maurizio De Pellegrin ... Nicola Guindani
    Published: April 10, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:116–129
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00040
    View:386
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    Open Access
    Mini Review
    Newborn hip screening experience in Türkiye
    In this review article, newborn hip screening experience in Türkiye was summarized. The nationwide newborn hip screening program was officially initiated in 2013. The program currently includes the [...] Read more.
    Hakan Ömeroğlu ... Feza Korkusuz
    Published: February 18, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:69–74
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00035