This section covers important causes of limp. This is not an exhaustive list but covers key conditions within the following:
- Red Flag Conditions:
- Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis.
- Non-accidental injury.
- Acute Rheumatic Fever and Post Streptococcal Arthritis.
- Reactive Arthritis.
- Hip Disorders.
- Inflammatory Conditions.
- Muscle Disease.
- Bone disease.
- Fractures (be aware about safeguarding concerns / child abuse).
The cases illustrate key points and approach to investigations.
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