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Description of the Symptom

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This chapter describes possible causes of hip pain in a child between the proximal one-third of the thigh, inguinal region, and buttock.

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Special Concerns

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  • Any hip pain associated with rapidly ascending symmetrical weakness and hyporeflexia

  • Severe hip pain with an acute onset associated with an inability to bear weight, decreased range of motion, and stiffness

  • Any post-traumatic hip pain

  • Hip pain associated with local swelling, fever, and chills

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CHAPTER PREVIEW: Conditions That May Lead to Hip Pain in a Child

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