Differentiating between septic arthritis and transient synovitis of the hip in children: an evidence-based clinical prediction algorithm.

@article{Kocher1999DifferentiatingBS,
  title={Differentiating between septic arthritis and transient synovitis of the hip in children: an evidence-based clinical prediction algorithm.},
  author={Mininder S. Kocher and David Zurakowski and James R. Kasser},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1999},
  volume={81 12},
  pages={1662-70}
}
BACKGROUND A child who has an acutely irritable hip can pose a diagnostic challenge. The purposes of this study were to determine the diagnostic value of presenting variables for differentiating between septic arthritis and transient synovitis of the hip in children and to develop an evidence-based clinical prediction algorithm for this differentiation. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the cases of children who were evaluated at a major tertiary-care children's hospital between 1979 and… CONTINUE READING
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