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Algorithm of Beach for Management of a Child with Irritable Hip

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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Description:

Irritable hip in a child refers to an atraumatic limp, hip pain, or reluctance to use one leg. The following algorithm is intended to allow many children to be managed as an outpatient, to limit needle aspiration to a high risk group, and to limit X-rays to those with persistent symptoms.

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