Bedside hip ultrasonography in the pediatric emergency department: A tool to guide management in patients presenting with limp

Julia Deanehan, Rachel Gallagher, Rebecca Vieira, Jason Levy

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Abstract

We present a case of a 3-year-old girl brought to the emergency department for evaluation of limp after falling off the monkey bars 1 day prior. X-rays of the entire left lower extremity were normal with no evidence of fracture, dislocation, or effusion. Point-of-care ultrasound of the left hip demonstrated a hip effusion, which prompted further imaging, ultimately revealing an occult fracture of the left proximal femoral metaphysis. This case demonstrates the ability of point-of-care ultrasound to guide the management of patients presenting to the pediatric emergency department with musculoskeletal complaints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • bedside ultrasonography
  • hip effusion
  • hip ultrasound
  • limp
  • occult fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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