Recurrent irritable hip in childhood.

  title={Recurrent irritable hip in childhood.},
  author={G. R. Taylor and Nicholas M.P. Clarke},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={77 5},
Between 1989 and 1992 we admitted 426 children with an irritable hip, 363 (85.2%) once and 63 (14.8%) on 143 occasions. We assessed the records retrospectively to determine whether the groups differed and in particular whether recurrence was followed by pathological sequelae. We identified no feature which distinguished between them at either presentation. The use of bone isotope scans was greatly increased in recurrent cases, without clinical benefit. No relationship between recurrence and… CONTINUE READING
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