A retrospective review of medical records was performed to identify patients who attended a private clinic for rehabilita- tion medicine in Trencin between April 2010 and July 2022, where their hip joint pain was evaluated by physical examina- tion in combination with thermographic and sonographic imaging. Pain was classified with respect to the skin
temperature over the symptomatic hip joint, and alterations in anatomical structures were suspected by physical exami- nation and confirmed by sonography. Data were included from 232 patients, 133 males and 99 females. While sonography
obtained conspicuous findings in all patients, 42% of patients presented with increased temperature over the affected hip
joint, and 17% showed reduced temperature over the affected hip joint. The remaining 41% of patients showed a symmet- rical skin temperature distribution between hip joints. Examples of normothermic, hypothermic and hyperthermic tem- perature patterns and their corresponding sonographic findings are provided.
KEY WORDS: Thermography, Sonography, painful hip joint