The role of ultrasound and isotope scanning in the management of irritable hips.

@article{Gopakumar1992TheRO,
  title={The role of ultrasound and isotope scanning in the management of irritable hips.},
  author={T S Gopakumar and R Vaishya and Leslie Klenerman and Helen T. Carty},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={113-7}
}
Patients (n = 181) with the irritable hip syndrome were reviewed. Four of these were found to have Perthes disease and 3 cases had septic arthritis. Ultrasonography provides accurate information as to the presence or absence of an effusion in children with an irritable hip syndrome. The likelihood of a positive result is higher in the early course of the disease process (i.e. within 3 days). Bone scanning, if done routinely will help in the early diagnosis of Perthes disease. Recurrence of the… CONTINUE READING

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