Lateral longitudinal scan of the hip
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The patient lies supine or in a lateral decubitus position. The probe is placed longitudinally over the lateral aspect of the greater trochanter. Skin, subcutaneous fat, tensor fascia lata above and gluteus medius and minimus tendons below, and greater trochanter are visualised.
Anterior longitudinal scan of the hip
Watch a video of the anterior longitudinal hip scan. The transducer is moved to identify femoral head in acetabulum with overlying iliofemoral ligament.
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