Transient synovitis resulting in hip subluxation ??? Emergent arthrocentesis as diagnostic and therapeutic tool
Author(s): Ganesh Dharmshaktu, Tanuja Pangtey
Transient synovitis is one of the most common causes of hip pain in children. The associated effusion when in increased quantity may be evident radiologically showing increased joint space or rarely with consequent hip subluxation. Careful clinico-radiological assessment and emergent aspiration reduces joint pressure and the evaluation of the aspirate can be instrumental to diagnose or rule out transient synovitis. Hip subluxation has been a rare concomitant feature of huge effusion in cases of transient synovitis that was diagnosed and managed appropriately to an uneventful outcome.