Transient Synovitis

Transient Synovitis

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Transient Synovitis (sometimes called Toxic Synovitis) of the Hip

This is the most common form of temporary hip joint inflammation in children. It can develop suddenly between three and nine years of age and then disappear after a short time (4-6 weeks), with no serious lasting effects. The most common cause is a virus, so it is frequently seen after an upper respiratory infection.

Treatment

Treatment

Treatment is rest and anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen), which may make the symptoms go away quicker.

Healthy Children

Recovery

Recovery

In most cases, children have no further problems and return to all of their activities.

Prognosis

Prognosis

Most children will recover completely with no serious lasting effects.

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