How long is the transient synovitis?

Written by: Dr. Antonio Cubillo Martín
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The transient synovitis is an inflammation of the tissues around the hip, which usually affects children between 3 and 10 years. It is the most common cause of sudden hip pain in children.

Its typical symptoms are pain in the groin area, with lameness and inability to walk.

As indicated by the name, this condition is transient, lasts a short time (5 to 10 days).

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Causes of transient synovitis

There are multiple factors that can cause the onset of transient synovitis, and almost all are banal. From poor posture and slight falls, to systemic viral processes that present with pain of the hip joint.


Treatment of transient synovitis

The treatment of transient synovitis is rest, download the affected limb and take anti - inflammatories.

The specialist in child Traumatology visit   the child in the 7-10 days to check good typical evolution in this process.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Antonio Cubillo Martín
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Cubillo Martin is a renowned specialist in Orthopedics and Traumatology. He is an expert in sports traumatology, arthroscopy, hip and knee pediatric. For nearly 20 years he has been attending physician at Children 's Traumatology and Orthopedics Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, area where he is currently head of section. He has made 41 publications in books, monographs and national and international journals, and 93 conference papers. He is a member of the Spanish Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy of the Spanish Society.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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