EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Performed at one institution, Cross-sectional study, Not applicable, Education and training, Dysplasias, Developmental disease, Technical aspects, Safety, Diagnostic procedure, Digital radiography, Conventional radiography, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Paediatric, Musculoskeletal joint
E. Zogaj, S. Butorac, N. Kallashi, E. Sina, I. Tabaku, I. Lumi, X. Xhetani, A. Mustafa, V. Demko
Conclusion and recommendations
Screening is very important to detect DDH early and treat it cause detected DDH late ,can lead to long-term disability.
Therefor newborn should immediately be examined by physician and based on patient case to give further screening examinations.
Risk Factors like: improper swaddling, family history, birth order, gender, delivery-related-complications, as possible indications in patient referral for x-ray examination in our age-group, besides physical findings, considering the most recent guidelines of AAOS(American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) and ACR(American College of Radiology).
To conclude improper swaddling and gender are strongly associated with DDH, and should be considered as indication for X-ray referral of children(˃3months) with suspicious physical findings.
Improper swadling might be a major Risk Factors in late-onset DDHs, as patients with positive family history undergo earlier screening.
X-ray played a definitive role in patients’ diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for our age-group