A New Measurement Method in Graf Technique: Prediction of Future Acetabular Development Is Possible in Physiologically Immature Hips

Yavuz O. Y., Uras I., Tasbas B. A., Ozdemir M. H., Kaya M., Komurcu M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.34, no.6, pp.591-596, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/bpo.0000000000000159
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-596
  • Keywords: hip, dysplasia, ultrasonography, diagnosis, screening, DYSPLASIA, ULTRASOUND, DIAGNOSIS, ANGLE, AGE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Universal ultrasound screening has led to over-treatment and higher follow-up rates than are found with clinical examination alone because of high incidence of physiologically immature hips (type IIa) in the first weeks of life. The ability to predict future acetabular development in physiologically immature hips (type IIa) would therefore help to reduce overtreatment and unnecessary follow-up.