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Evaluation of the Child with Extremity Pain or Limp

  • Richard J. Mier
  • Thomas D. Brower
Part of the Critical Issues in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics book series (CIDB)

Abstract

The child presenting to the physician with a limp or extremity pain is usually accompanied by anxious parents who are concerned not only about the cause but also about the permanency of the problem. Evaluation is often challenging since younger children cannot communicate verbally about their pain and may have trouble localizing it for the examiner. It is the physician’s task to solve the mystery by accumulating as many clues as possible and analyzing them correctly.

Keywords

Femoral Head Septic Arthritis Tibial Tuberosity Osteoid Osteoma Slip Capital Femoral Epiphysis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Mier
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Brower
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Kentucky, and Shriners Hospital for Crippled ChildrenLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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