Author(s): Shah SS
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Abstract The diagnosis of septic arthritis should be considered in all children with hip pain. We review the evaluation of children who present with fever and hip pain, emphasizing features that may assist in distinguishing septic arthritis of the hip from transient synovitis. We also discuss the impact of the increased prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on the management of septic arthritis of the hip.
This article was published in Pediatr Emerg Care
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access