Office-based ultrasound-guided intra-articular hip injection: Technique for physiatric practice

Jay Smith, Mark Friedrich B. Hurdle

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Intra-articular hip injections are commonly used in the evaluation and treatment of hip disorders. Although these injections are typically performed with fluoroscopic guidance, ultrasound provides a viable alternative for ensuring accurate intra-articular needle placement. This report describes the technique for performing ultrasound-guided intra-articular hip injections in the context of an office-based physiatric practice. Ultrasound offers several advantages over fluoroscopy, including accessibility, compact size, lack of ionizing radiation exposure, and visualization of neurovascular and other soft-tissue structures. With appropriate training and experience, interested physiatrists can consider implementing ultrasound-guided injections into their clinical practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-298
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006


  • Hip
  • Injections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ultrasonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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