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Why is my child limping due to knee pain?

Feb 2014
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8 yr old girl, present with left knee pain and limping. problems occur over 1 week. normal x-rays of hips, knee, and foot. MRI of hip shows present of minor fluids in the hip area. lab work is also normal. patient does not have any injury or trauma. please advise, thank you!
Posted Wed, 22 Jan 2014 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Fluid in hip area suggest some synovitis Detailed Answer: Hi, Fluid in hip area suggest some synovitis(inflammation of lining of synovial tissue around the hip joint). This might be the cause of radiating pain to left knee and limping of your baby. There is a feature to upload the images and reports. You can utilize that so that I can help you in better ways. Take care Warm regards.
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