Prospective evaluation of newborn soft-tissue hip 'clicks' with ultrasound

Charles D. Bond, William L. Hennrikus, Eugene D. DellaMaggiore

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Abstract

Fifty infants with soft-tissue hip 'clicks' persisting after age 3 months were prospectively studied by using ultrasound. All children demonstrated a stable hip examination by Barlow and Ortolani maneuvers; however, a click was palpated with abduction and adduction of the hip. Static ultrasonography demonstrated an average α angle of 63°in uninvolved hips and 62°in the clicking hips. All hips had >50% femoral-head coverage by the acetabulum. Dynamic ultrasound examination was normal in all cases. The soft- tissue clicks were not related to instability in this series of 50 infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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