HIP PAIN IN CHILDREN Q My grandson has irritable hip. Is this common in children?
Take your grandson to see your GP if you are concerned about their hips, this is because irritable hip shares symptoms of more serious hip conditions.
Irritable hip can affect boys and girls of any age, but is most common between the age of four and 10 years old.
Bell, "Ultrasound examination of the irritable hip
," The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery--British Volume, vol.
At first, her doctor diagnosed irritable hip
, a condition her dad David, 33, had suffered as a child.
Clinical presentation can range from a painless limp to an "irritable hip." Children may complain of knee pain that is referred from the hip.
More important is the distinction between the irritable hip and a septic joint since the latter requires emergent treatment.
Kocher, M.D., and his associates did a retrospective study of children with acutely irritable hip
and concluded that four predictors--the white blood cell count and sedimentation rate cited by Dr.
A total of 154 consecutive children with intact immune systems and no recent surgery presenting to a tertiary care center with an acutely irritable hip
were evaluated in a systematic manner: history, physical, laboratory assessment, x-rays, joint fluid analysis, and so forth.
Your GP has obviously considered Perthe's but the chances are that your son just has an "irritable hip
" that will settle with rest.
"He thought it was a legacy of the virus and later said it was irritable hip