Anterior transverse scan of the hip
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The patient lies supine, lower limb in neutral position and hip externally rotated 15–20o. The longitudinal hip image is obtained and the probe is rotated 90o. Skin, subcutaneous fat, anterior thigh musculature and head of femur are identified.
Moving the probe medially allows identification of the pulsating femoral artery.
Lateral longitudinal scan of the hip
Watch a video of the lateral longitudinal hip scan. Subcutaneous fat, tensor fascia lata, gluteus medius, minimus tendons and greater trochanter are visualised.
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