Common Pediatric MSK Concerns

Differential diagnosis limp/gait

While the differential diagnosis of a childhood limp in broad, it is particularly important to have an understanding of major diagnoses associated with this clinical presentation. These include:

  1. Legg Calve Perthes disease
  2. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphyis (SCFE)
  3. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
  4. Septic hip
  5. Toxic synovitis