BCPoCUS - BC Point of Care Ultrasound

BC Point of Care Ultrasound

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Hip

Rapid Summary

When to scan:

  • Aspirate a hip to rule out septic joint or inject steroids with known arthritis
5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

jn-hip-above

• Follow femur from distal to proximal
• Rotate approximately 45 degrees to axis of femoral neck

hip-effusion

• Identify fluid in synovial capsule

 

hip-tap

• Insert needle in plane from lateral approach

 

normal-hip

• Normal

 

When to scan:

  • Aspirate a hip to rule out septic joint  or inject steroids with known arthritis

Where you put the probe:

  • Follow femur from distal to proximal
  • Rotate approximately 45 degrees to axis of femoral neck
jn-hip-above
  • Identify fluid in synovial capsule
hip-effusion
  • Insert needle in plane from lateral approach
hip-tap
  • Normal
normal-hip