observation hip

observation hip

a condition in which a patient experiences a limp, pain in the hip, and limited hip motion. Causes include toxic synovitis, infection, and avascular necrosis.
A transient form of hip disease affecting children and adolescents characterised by transient focal osteolysis of the hip bones which may be accompanied by mild synovitis or osteoarthritis but no bony or cartilaginous lesions on imaging
Aetiology Idiopathic, 2º to minor trauma and infection Management None, observation usually suffices
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Could it be that heart murmurs have simply joined nephrotic syndrome, observation hip, epiglottitis, and bacterial meningitis on the list of rarities in my pediatric neighborhood?