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

Section Editor(s): Marin, Jennifer R. MD, MScGarrison, Jessica MD; Nguyen, Margaret MD; Marin, Jennifer R. MD, MSc

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000874
Ultrasound Case Reviews

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:

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