Clin Exp Rheumatol 2006 May-Jun;24(3):229-32
Cattedra di Reumatologia, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Roma, Rome, Italy.
Ultrasonography (US) is a reliable and useful diagnostic tool for the assessment of hip pathology. It depicts changes within the coxo-femoral joint (synovitis, erosions, osteophytes) and in the adjacent peri-articular tissues (calcifications, tendonitis, enthesitis, bursitis) in many rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica ) and in some orthopaedic disorders (septic arthritis, trauma, abscess, painful hip after arthroplasty). It is commonly used both in adults and in children. Read More