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Synovitis Hip Overview

Another name for Synovitis Hip is Hip Synovitis.

What is hip synovitis?
A person with hip synovitis has inflammation of the cartilage lining the hip joint. The inflammation causes hip pain that is worse with movement. Hip synovitis may be caused by an injury, medication, or a viral infection. Hip synovitis is the most common cause of hip pain in children between the ages of 3 and 10. Most cases completely resolve in 2 weeks.

What are the symptoms of hip synovitis?
Symptoms of hip synovitis include hip pain that worsens with movement of the hip. Additional symptoms of hip synovitis may include hip swelling, hip tenderness, difficulty walking, and limping.

How does the doctor treat hip synovitis?
Treatment for hip synovitis includes rest, leg elevation, cold compresses, crutches, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and inflammation.

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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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