Hip sepsis and pyomyositis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones


Severe right hip pain with limitation of movement. Fever.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
Race: Caucasian
Modality: X-ray

Inability to straighten right leg because of pain.

The right hip is held in a flexed and abducted position because of pain. No focal bone abnormality detected.

Modality: Ultrasound

Large right sided hip effusion with accompanying synovial thickening.

Modality: MRI

Extensive right sided hip sepsis with widespread surrounding muscle oedema and intramuscular collection.

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Case Information

rID: 24021
Case created: 24th Jul 2013
Last edited: 26th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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