Ultrasound assessment of the acetabulum in the infant hip.

  title={Ultrasound assessment of the acetabulum in the infant hip.},
  author={C. Morin and S Zouaoui and A Delvalle-Fayada and P M Delforge and Herv{\'e} Leclet},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  volume={65 3},
One hundred and fifty infant hips were studied using simultaneous ultrasonography and radiography. The reliability of measurement was found to be similar for alpha angle and d/D ratio. However, the acetabular index correlated much better with the d/D ratio than with the alpha angle. In fact, in hips where the d/D ratio exceeded 56%, radiographs could be dispensed with. Besides, the use of a sector scanner or a linear-array tranducer was found to make no significant difference to the correlation… CONTINUE READING