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Lateral longitudinal scan of the hip

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.

Ultrasound in rheumatology

Read our Topical Reviews report on the applications and value of ultrasound in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions

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