Small hip effusion

Grayscale ultrasound image in sagittal plane (high frequency linear transducer was used) in a 2 year old girl with hip pain shows a small amount of fluid in the right hip joint (asterisk). Comparison image of the left hip joint on the right demonstrates no fluid. F = femur, arrow = growth plate, E = epiphysis



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Diagnosis Small hip effusion

Grayscale ultrasound image in sagittal plane (high frequency linear transducer was used) in a 2 year old girl with hip pain shows a small amount of fluid in the right hip joint (asterisk). Comparison image of the left hip joint on the right demonstrates no fluid. F = femur, arrow = growth plate, E = epiphysis

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