The Puzzles of Adolescent Hip Pain: How to Identify Common Conditions

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Michael M. Chau, MD, PhD, allows that differentiating causes of hip pain in patients ages 10 to 19 can be a challenge, so his presentation guides primary care providers through workup steps (including which X-rays are needed) and initial treatment strategies. He discusses serious disorders requiring a prompt rule-out, offers pearls of wisdom for a more efficient diagnostic process, dispels myths about pediatric orthopedic problems, and clarifies when to consider surgery.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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