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
Modality: X-ray

There is mild left sided pelvic tilt.

There is bulging glueteal fat pad involving both hip joints.

Modality: Ultrasound

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
Case created: 14th Dec 2015
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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