• John Charles HillEmail author
  • Matthew S. Leiszler


The ultrasound evaluation of the hip is separated into the anterior and lateral hip for the purpose of our discussion. The structures that are easily evaluated in the anterior aspect of the hip include the femoroacetabular joint, anterior superior labrum, and the iliopsoas tendon and bursa. The structures in the lateral aspect of the hip include the greater trochanteric bursa, gluteus medius tendon and bursa, and insertion of the piriformis tendon. This chapter will also review common problems encountered when scanning the hip.


Femoral Head Gluteus Maximus Gluteus Medius Lateral Femur Lateral Femoral Circumflex Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Medicine and Sports MedicineUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

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