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Toxic synovitis

  • Alternative Names

    Synovitis - toxic; Transient synovitis


    Treatment

    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.


    Complications

    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