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Pediatric Hip Pain: A Case Study.

Authors
  • Remler, Katryn1
  • 1 Doctor of Nursing Practice Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing, Madison, WI. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Volume
31
Issue
6
Pages
713–716
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2017.08.004
PMID: 29056201
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Hip pain in children can present a diagnostic challenge for the pediatric primary care provider. This case study examines an otherwise healthy 3-year-old girl with unilateral hip pain and intermittent refusal to bear weight on the affected side. Through history and physical examination, the provider was able to appropriately diagnose transient synovitis. This case study will summarize the care for hip pain in a child, including potential causes, a focused history and physical examination, appropriate diagnostic testing, and recommendations for home care and follow-up.

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