Pediatric Emergency Care

Skip Navigation LinksHome > April 2014 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 > Bedside Hip Ultrasonography in the Pediatric Emergency Depar...
Pediatric Emergency Care:
doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000113
Ultrasound Case Reviews

Bedside Hip Ultrasonography in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Tool to Guide Management in Patients Presenting With Limp

Deanehan, Julia MD*; Gallagher, Rachel MD, RDMS; Vieira, Rebecca MD, RDMS; Levy, Jason MD, RDMS

Collapse Box

Abstract

Abstract: We present a case of a 3-year-old girl brought to the emergency department for evaluation of limp after falling off the monkey bars 1 day prior. X-rays of the entire left lower extremity were normal with no evidence of fracture, dislocation, or effusion. Point-of-care ultrasound of the left hip demonstrated a hip effusion, which prompted further imaging, ultimately revealing an occult fracture of the left proximal femoral metaphysis. This case demonstrates the ability of point-of-care ultrasound to guide the management of patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department with musculoskeletal complaints.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.