Ultrasound of the hip (adult)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

There are several approaches to ultrasound examination of the adult hip

Patient positioning
  • supine with the hip in mild external rotation
Patient positioning
  • prone
Patient positioning
  • lateral decubitus
Patient positioning
  • 45-degree knee flexion, external rotation (frog-leg position)
  • sagittal oblique and axial planes to assess the adductor muscles, pubic bone and insertion of rectus abdominis muscle
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  • Ultrasound of the adult hip (approach)

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