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<br /> Ultrasound<br /> Quick guide<br /> Ultrasound-guided hip arthrocentesis<br /> Arun Nagdev, MD<br /> Highland General Hospital<br /> Division of Emergency Ultrasound<br /> Oakland, California<br /> The more you see, the more you can do<br /> Hip pain is a common patient complaint with a broad spectrum<br /> of etiologies ranging from the benign, such as osteoarthritis, to the<br /> significant, such as septic arthritis. Using point-of–care ultrasound,<br /> the emergency physician can evaluate the hip for an effusion and,<br /> if necessary, perform ultrasound–guided arthrocentesis for either<br /> diagnostic or therapeutic indications.<br /> Ultrasound-guided hip arthrocentesis<br /> Step 1<br /> 4 Use a curvilinear or linear transducer (depending on the size of the patient)<br /> 4 Transducer orientation marker pointing lateral<br /> 4 Locate femoral vessels in the near field<br /> 4 Locate the femoral head/neck in the far field<br /> Inguinal<br /> ligame<a title="Quick_Reference_Hip_Arthrocentisis_Zmag page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b42c128?page=1"> Ultrasound Quick guide Ultrasound-guided hip art</a> <a title="Quick_Reference_Hip_Arthrocentisis_Zmag page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b42c128?page=2"> Ultrasound-guided hip arthrocentesis Step 1 4 </a> <a title="Quick_Reference_Hip_Arthrocentisis_Zmag page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b42c128?page=3"> Ultrasound-guided hip arthrocentesis Step 2 4 </a> <a title="Quick_Reference_Hip_Arthrocentisis_Zmag page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b42c128?page=4"> Ultrasound-guided hip arthrocentesis Step 4 4 </a> <a title="Quick_Reference_Hip_Arthrocentisis_Zmag page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2b42c128?page=5"> Ultrasound evaluation for the detection of a pleu</a>