Condition

Hip Synovitis

Description

Transient synovitis of the hip  is a self-limiting condition in which there is an inflammation of the inner lining (the synovium) of the capsule of the hip joint. The term irritable hip refers to the syndrome of acute hip pain, joint stiffness, limp or non-weightbearing, indicative of an underlying condition such as transient synovitis or orthopedic infections (like septic arthritis or osteomyelitis).  In everyday clinical practice however, irritable hip is commonly used as a synonym for transient synovitis.

Transient synovitis usually affects children between three and ten years old (but it has been reported in a 3-month-old infant and in adults). It is the most common cause of sudden hip pain and limp in young children.  Boys are affected two to four times as often as girls.  The exact cause is unknown. A recent viral infection (most commonly an upper respiratory tract infection) or a trauma have been postulated as precipitating events. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

toxic synovitis

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Medical centres

Clinics

IMATDE Avenida Pintor Sorolla 25 Málaga

Hospitals

Hospital El Angel Calle Corregidor Nicolás Isidro 16 Málaga

Professionals

Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery