Ultrasound Guided Hip Injections

For ultrasound-guided hip injections, I use the ultrasound to find the intra-articular space of the hip joint, the femoral acetabular joint, and I’m able to then localize the joint and direct my needle into the joint itself. This is used for a variety of pathologies. One would be for femoral acetabular impingement to one, give the patient some relief of their symptoms but two, also to also verify that the pain that their having is coming from the intra-articular space and not somewhere outside of the hip joint which could be the gluteal tendons, the hamstring tendons, or other sorts of impingement that we can get in the pelvis. This kind of procedure is also used for patients with hip arthritis that are not ready to progress on to total hip arthroplasty.


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