What is transient synovitis of the hip?

Transient synovitis (sin-oh-vie-tis), commonly called irritable hip, is the most common cause of limping in children. It is due to inflammation (swelling) of the lining of the hip joint. In most cases of irritable hip, your child will have recently recovered from a viral infection.

Can transient synovitis turn into septic arthritis?

(5) This combined with the child’s weight bearing status were able to differentiate septic arthritis from transient synovitis. With both absent, the patient had a <1% chance of having septic arthritis. In 2010, Sultan and colleagues performed a retrospective study of Kocher’s Criteria with the addition of CRP.

When should I worry about transient synovitis?

Living with transient synovitis of the hip If the pain is still bad after 10 days, your child should be rechecked by your doctor. Your doctor may order some tests to make sure there isn’t something else wrong with your child’s hip.

Can transient synovitis cause fever?

Children with transient synovitis are usually afebrile or have a mildly elevated temperature; high fever is rare. Some patients with transient synovitis may not report pain and may present with only a limp.

Is transient synovitis painful?

Toxic synovitis (also known as transient synovitis) is a common cause of hip pain and limping in children. Doctors don’t know its exact cause, but some kids develop it after having a viral infection (such as a cold or diarrhea).

How do you treat hip synovitis?

The treatment for hip synovitis includes simple home remedies such as rest, application of heat and massage over the painful area. Anti-inflammatory medications will be prescribed to reduce the pain and other symptoms. Weight bearing on the affected side should be avoided until pain is resolved.

How long does hip synovitis last?

Toxic synovitis usually goes away within a week or two, but sometimes can last for 4-5 weeks. While most kids have no long-term effects from it, some can develop toxic synovitis multiple times during childhood. If your child has a history of toxic synovitis, let your doctor know.