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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1998 Nov;16(4):911-29, viii.

The limping child.

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Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


A child who limps or complains of limb pain presents a diagnostic challenge for the emergency physician. Fortunately, only a few causes require emergency treatment. This article provides the physician with a systematic approach for evaluating these patients. Detailed discussion is provided for some of the more prevalent, urgent, and age-specific diagnoses of limb pain and limping.

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