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A limp in a child
If a child is limping, it will usually be because of a minor injury such as a sprain or splinter. However, if there's no obvious cause, see your GP as there may be a serious underlying medical condition.
Irritable hip
Irritable hip is a common childhood condition that causes symptoms such as hip pain and limping. Doctors sometimes refer to irritable hip as transient or toxic synovitis. Hip pain isn't usually severe, but your child may be reluctant to place weight on the affected leg.
Developmental dysplasia of the hip
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a condition where the 'ball and socket' joint of the hips doesn't properly form in babies and young children. It's sometimes known as congenital hip dislocation or hip dysplasia.
Club foot
Club foot is a deformity of the foot and ankle that babies can be born with. The position and function of the foot can be greatly improved, if treated early.
Rickets is a condition that affects bone development in children. It causes the bones to become soft and weak, which can lead to bone deformities. Rickets in adults is known as osteomalacia or soft bones.
What Is Osteogenesis Imperfecta?
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. It is known as brittle bone disease. Sometimes the bones break for no known reason.
NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases
Spina Bifida
Spina bifida (SB) is a neural tube defect (a disorder involving incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or their protective coverings) caused by the failure of the fetus's spine to close properly during the first month of pregnancy.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Questions and Answers about Scoliosis in Children and Adolescents
Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or backbone. The bones that make up the spine are called vertebrae. Some people who have scoliosis require treatment.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Questions and Answers about Juvenile Arthritis
“Arthritis” means joint inflammation. This term refers to a group of diseases that cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of motion in the joints.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Questions and Answers about Growth Plate Injuries
The growth plate, also known as the epiphyseal plate or physis, is the area of growing tissue near the ends of the long bones in children and adolescents.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
McCune-Albright Syndrome (MAS): Overview
McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) is a genetic disease that affects the bones, skin, and the production of certain hormones, including those that affect growth and the onset of puberty.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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