During well-baby visits, doctors typically check for hip dysplasia by moving an infant's legs into a variety of positions that help indicate whether the hip joint fits together well. Mild cases of hip dysplasia can be difficult to diagnose. If your doctor suspects hip dysplasia, he or she might also suggest imaging tests, such as X-rays or ultrasound.
At Mayo Clinic, tests are scheduled quickly and results are usually available on the same day or within 24 hours. Efficient testing helps Mayo specialists quickly arrive at a diagnosis so your treatment can begin as soon as possible.