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Anterior transverse scan of the hip

The patient lies supine, lower limb in neutral position and hip externally rotated 15–20o. The longitudinal hip image is obtained and the probe is rotated 90o. Skin, subcutaneous fat, anterior thigh musculature and head of femur are identified.

Moving the probe medially allows identification of the pulsating femoral artery.

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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