Emergency Department Point-of-Care Hip Ultrasound and Its Role in the Diagnosis of Septic Hip Arthritis: A Case Report

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug;32(8):555-7. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000874.

Abstract

We present a case of an 11-year-old girl with eye swelling and hip pain and the use of point-of-care hip ultrasound (US) to facilitate diagnosis of a septic hip. We review the US technique, sonographic findings, and relevant literature regarding point-of-care hip US.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Infectious / surgery
  • Child
  • Debridement
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Hip Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Joint / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Orbital Diseases / drug therapy
  • Orbital Diseases / microbiology
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents