Diagnostic Approach to Limp in Children

Ami P. Shah, Sean Indra, Nirupama Kannikeshwaran, Earl Hartwig, Deepak Kamat

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"Limp" is a common complaint of children presenting to the emergency department or physician's office. For most patients presenting with limp, the diagnosis and management can be completed in the physician's office or emergency department by gathering a detailed history, performing a careful physical examination, and requesting a few laboratory and imaging studies. This article reviews common causes of atraumatic limp in children and discusses the evaluation and management of these conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548-50, 552-4, 556
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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