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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00855426
(the research is on susoension beacause the lack of manpower)
Nondisplaced hip fractures may be radiographically occult and require MRI or single photon emission CT bone scintigraphy for accurate diagnosis. Both examinations are expensive and are not readily available in many hospitals. Ultrasound (US) examination is relatively inexpensive and preliminary data had demonstrated its efficacy in detecting occult fractures in other sites. Our objective is to evaluate US examination as a screening tool for occult hip fractures in posttraumatic painful hips in the elderly.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients that are admitted to the ER after trauma.
Men and women above 40 years old
Trauma to the hip .
Extreme difficulty in walking or inability to step on the leg, following sensitivity in the hip joint area after local pressure or in a movement.
X ray of the pelvis aimed to the suspected hip joint (including AP lateral position and internal rotation) does not demonstrate fracture in the joint or the pelvis.