Transient synovitis of the hip. Its incidence, epidemiology and relation to Perthes' disease.


In a prospective five-year study, 294 episodes of acute transient synovitis of the hip were diagnosed in 275 children. The average annual incidence was 0.2% and the accumulated risk of suffering at least one episode was 3%. The risk of recurrence was 20 times greater than the risk of having a single episode. Perthes' disease was diagnosed from one to five… (More)

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