Sonography
Our use of the latest ultrasound technology enables us to evaluate injury-related or illness-related changes in the soft tissues of the musculo-skeletal system such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and bursae. In addition, therapeutic measures such as injections and paracentesis can also be conducted under sonographic supervision. The domains of this procedure are the examination of the shoulder joints and infant hip joints and the recognition of muscle fibre tears and deep internal bleeding. The examination method is painless for the patient with no radiation whatso-ever, meaning that particularly for pregnant patients it can be used as often as necessary with no fear of side effects. Ultrasound examinations in joint movement are one special source of important information on joint functionality and any possible disruptions.

Infant hip sonography:
Congenital hip dysplasia or luxation (dislocation) is a rare illness, but one with severe consequences. If left undiscovered, it often leads to severe symptoms and can require numerous operations and even a complete hip replacement in some situations.

The sonographic hip joint examination conducted routinely here in Germany with infants directly after their birth makes it possible to discover a hip luxation or hip dysplasia right away.

The advantages of this examination method over x-rays are the absence of radiation and the non-invasive nature of the method. If the illness is discovered, the correct therapy can be implemented right away and controlled by hip sonography on a regular basis.