SVIBOR - Project code: 3-01-266


Strossmayerov trg 4, HR - 10000 ZAGREB
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Project code: 3-01-266


Main researcher: MATASOVIĆ, TIHOMIL (29460)

Type of research: basic
Duration from: 04/30/91. to 12/30/95.

Papers on project (total): 17
Papers on project quoted in Current Contents: 3
Institution name: Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb (108)
Department/Institute: Orthopaedic Clinic Ultrasound Institute of Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb Center for Locomotor System Ultrasound Diagnostic
Address: Šalata 6,7
City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)41 449921,440097,274254
Fax: 385 (0)41 277810

Summary: The basic topic of the project is assessment of early and non-agresive ultrasonic diagnosis of growth, development andpathological changes of the hip joint of different aged patients.Monitoring of treatment and evalution of treatment results arealso being investigated. The results of research, diagnostictechniques and therapeutic procedures are documented by objectively obtained US images. The possibility and method of hipdeformity screening and prevention in early infant age areadditionally studied.

Keywords: hip joint, growth, development, early recognition, prevention, therapy, ultrasound

Research goals: Assessment of overall diagnostic tehniques in view of the growth, development and patological conditions of the hip joint and prescribed therapy. Prenatal, conatal and early postnatal diagnosis of the hip relied on clinical examination without any objectification until ultrasound was introduced in diagnostic practice. The recognition and follow-up of hip at the risk since the very first days of an infant's life were made possible by the introduction of diagnostic ultrasound. So far the injuries, diseases, tumours and degenerative changes of the hip joint and its immediate surroundings could not be identified at the earliest stages of development. The study is aimed at defining objective possibilities of exchanging the aggressive diagnostic methods in hip examination for the non- aggressive diagnostic ultrasound. It is also important to define the possibilities of the earliest diagnosis as part of regular out-patient services provided on much larger scale than when using other methods. This refers to the follow-up of treatment as well. The purpose is to produce an effcient scheme that would be used as a basis for screening and preventive activities in hip anomalies by diagnostic ultrasound. Expected results: Early diagnosis, objectification of findings, adequate screening methods and prevention should contribute to early recognition of hip deformities and pathological changes that would result in an improved response rate, better treatement in a shorter time, great number of patients treated in out-patient facilities, and hence lower costs. Till today over 5000 hips of different aged patients were examined. On the basis of obtained results we are in opportunity to confirm earlier, on the out-patient facilities, and lower costs performance of ultrasound diagnostic and theraphy control.


  1. Name of institution: ZAVOD ZA ORTOPEDSKA POMAGALA I REHABILITACIJU KBC-a ZAGREB, Istraživač Blanka Gložinić-Matanović ( 146741 )
    Type of institution: International organization
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

  2. Name of institution: ZAVOD ZA FIZIKALNU MEDICINU, REHABILITACIJU I REUMATOLOGIJU OB "Sv. Duh", Istraživač Marija Graberski ( 141460 )
    Type of institution: International organization
    City: 10000 - Zagreb, Croatia

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