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Aspiration of the Hip Joint Wheeless

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Description: anterior approach:
- femoral artery may be palpated in femoral triangle, & may be used as a guide in aspirating the hip joint;
- palpate the femoral pulse just as it exits the inguinal ligament;
- entry point is one inch lateral to the artery (at the inguinal ligament) and one inch below the inguinal ligament;
- going lateral 1 inch will also make entry site approx 1 in below ligament;
- needle entry is then straight down into the lateral half of the joint cavity;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Tue Feb 19 2008