Hip joint effusion: on ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic origin of bilateral hip pain - 3 days. Pain more on left side than right.

Patient Data

Age: 9 yrs
Gender: Female

There is mild left sided pelvic tilt.

There is bulging glueteal fat pad involving both hip joints.


There is presence of effusion involving both hip joints. There is no erosion of visualized femural head - neck cortex on either side. No periarticular abscess / collection / bursitis.

Case Discussion

Findings favour bilateral hip joint effusion.

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Case information

rID: 41679
Published: 17th Dec 2015
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
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