Developmental dysplasia of the hip - Graf type IIa

Case contributed by Dr Yusra Sheikh


Unequal thigh creases

Patient Data

Age: 2 months

Both hips are enlocated. The alpha angle on the right measures 62 degrees and the alpha angle on the left measures 57 degrees.

Findings are consitent with Graf type I right hip and Graf IIa left hip.

Case Discussion

Patient was immediately referred to Orthopedic hip clinic where a Pavlik harness was applied.

It is important that the anatomic checklist is applied at every ultrasound examination, for the measurements to be reproducible, as recommended by R Graf.

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Case information

rID: 72501
Published: 27th Nov 2019
Last edited: 27th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Children's Health Ireland

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