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Toxic synovitis

  • Alternative Names

    Synovitis - toxic; Transient synovitis


    Treatment often includes limiting activity to make the child more comfortable. However, there is no danger with performing normal activities. The health care provider may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) to reduce pain.

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    The hip pain goes away within 7 - 10 days.


    Toxic synovitis goes away on its own. There are no expected long-term complications.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your child's health care provider if:

    • Your child has unexplained hip pain or a limp, with or without a fever
    • Your child has been diagnosed with toxic synovitis and the hip pain lasts for longer than 10 days, the pain gets worse, or a high fever develops