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Study on Accuracy of Blind and Ultrasound-Guided Arthrocentesis of Hip Joint

Lyubomir Sapundzhiev, Tanya Sapundzhieva, Anastas Batalov, Marya Staikova, and Sevdalina Lambova

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 09, 2020

Ninety-six patients with uni- or bilateral radiologically proven hip osteoarthritis (OA) were included in the study. A total number of 187 hip joints were injected. One blind arthrocentesis by lateral approach was performed on each patient. The accurate position of the needle was verified by a following injection of 0.5-1.0 ml contrast and radiological assessment. After seven days, the same patients (187) underwent a second arthrocentesis under US guidance....

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