Limping Child

  • Introduction

  • Conservative Treatment

Transient Synovitis refers to a temporary inflammation of a joint.  This is a common atraumatic condition in young children that frequently follows a viral infection (such as the common cold or gastroenteritis).  The condition typically affects the hip and children usually present with a limp or refuse to bear weight on the affected leg. 


Conservative (Non - Surgical) Treatment

Administering an anti-inflammatory medicine significantly decreases the pain, but the effect is limited.  The condition resolves spontaneously over several days though a physician must rule out other less common, but more concerning, conditions that may mimic Transient Synovitis; such as a bacterial infection.

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