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Baby Hips Scan

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    hsmdonog is offline Registered User
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    Hi Tigerlily, in my opinion if there is a family history you should get the ultrasound done and also an x ray once the baby is 6 months old. Yes it's preferable not to x ray small babies but it is the only definitive answer for hip dysplasia. If I understand my ped correctly the click test will only pick up dislocation. It will not pick up shallow sockets which could be a problem later. I used Dr Ken Chan at Lauren Bramley and Partners and he sent me across the road to the Central building to have the x ray performed on our daughter when she was 6 months old. We had 2 ultrasounds done before that at the Matilda but she was moving a lot and they couldn't be too sure. There is a strong family history in my family so we had to do the x ray to be sure there was no problem. Hope this helps.

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    Tigerlily is offline Registered User
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    Thanks to all! We have no family history but in Italy it is common practice to have a scan,not sure why, perhaps italians are more likely to have dysplasia
    Can I ask you one more question? Since my baby is only 3 weeks old and we are still in Italy, can anyone recommend a good ped?
    Thanks a lot in advance

    Tibi

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