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What can be done to 4yer old child diagnosd wit a transient synovitis hip and what exactly is it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wait it out: Transient synovitis of the hip can arise from trauma, known or unrecognized, where a kid comes down on an extended heal & transfers the pressure to the hip joint.Over several hours, fluid accumulates in the hip joint & the kid limps. It will usually self heal over several days as the fluid is reabsorbed by the body.Ibuprofen for pain is helpful.

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