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.
From the *Division of Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Services, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; †Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA; and ‡Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Disclosures: Dr Marin teaches for and receives compensation from 3rd Rock Ultrasound, LLC. The other authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Jessica Garrison, MD, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Referral Services, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).