Certified hip sonographers are qualified to carry out ultrasound examinations of the hips of newborn babies. Here, it is a prerequisite to have knowledge and an understanding of anatomy and the possible disease patterns of these little patients' hip joints.

These special ultrasound scans are now carried out routinely, to the extent that they largely replaced X-rays many years ago. Hip sonography is used for the early detection of suspected hip dysplasia (deformity of the hip) and dislocated hips. If treated early, a complete cure is highly likely. Hip dysplasia arises when there is a malformation of the acetabulum and altered ossification of the acetabular roof due to either a congenital disorder or a breech birth. If this is not detected and treated at an early stage, it can lead to the child's femoral head or hip becoming dislocated. Now that hip sonography is carried out routinely on babies, only a small number of adults suffer hip dysplasia.  

Why choose Hirslanden


Hip ultrasonography is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our hip ultrasonography specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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