What is a Hip X-Ray?
A hip X-ray can help find the cause of common signs and symptoms, such as limping, pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity in the hip area. It can detect broken bones or a dislocated joint. If hip surgery is required, an X-ray may be taken to plan for the surgery and, later, to see the results of the operation.
Who should get this test?
Hip X-ray is a helpful test for your doctor if you just experience the following:
- falling on a hard surface or from a great height
- blunt trauma to the hip, such as from a car crash
- diseases such as osteoporosis, which is a condition that causes a loss of bone tissue
- obesity, which leads to too much pressure on the hip bones
Is there radiation involved?
Yes. X-ray is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.