Ultrasound for hip effusion

  • Patient preparation: none
  • Contrast used: none
  • Technique: linear transducer, straighten out legs and put them together so that medial malleoli of ankles are touching, do normal side first, do side by side images of both hips
  • Images to obtain: sagittal images of femoral head and proximal femur
  • Looking for: fluid in the anterior recess of the femur
  • Post procedure tasks: none