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This course is suitable for medical professionals at any training level who look after infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or who provide a hip screening service, including orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, paediatricians, sonographers and physiotherapists.
The course will provide you with a sound understanding of the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of DDH. It will enable you to perform and to interpret ultrasound scans.
Why you should attend
Formal training in hip ultrasound is essential if you look after children with DDH or a possible diagnosis of DDH. Such training will soon become an essential requirement for all such clinicians in the UK.
- pathology and patho-anatomy
- anatomy and sonographic anatomy
- image analysis and interpretation with an emphasis on the Graf classification
- image acquisition and handling of patients with practical sessions
- diagnosis, management of DDH including an overview of treatment devices.
Lectures, hands-on workshops for image acquisition and small group teaching for image analysis and interpretation are part of this course.
This course follows a similar format to courses held at Professor Graf’s Institution in Austria and the course by Dr Scott, held in Dorchester.
Professor Graf will be lecturing on all three days of this first London-based course.
Who should attend?
- Orthopaedic surgeons