Septic Arthritis, or Transient Synovitis?

There must be a combination of clinical features and/or tests that can help us figure out whether the limping child has a benign, self-limiting “irritable hip” or the scary and serious condition of pus in the joint: septic arthritis. It turns out that Dr Kocher has been working on this for years, and a few other investigators have worked at validating the results of the original 1999 study. Our...

May 4th, 2011 by colinparker 

Limping Child

Watchful waiting or invasive investigations?  A limping child may have transient synovitis, or something more serious such as septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, or Perthes Disease. Tests can be falsely reassuring in the early stages… Join us for a tour of clinical discovery in evaluating the child with a limp. Standard Podcast [ 34:08 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (6343) podPressShowHidePlayer('2',...

April 21st, 2011 by colinparker