What is synovitis of the hip, and how is it treated?
Synovitis of the hip is a condition where there is inflammation of the synovial tissues (connective tissues) surrounding the hip joint.
This condition is also commonly called transient synovitis and can often cause pain in the hip.
If you or your child are experiencing pain in your hip that interferes with mobility, then schedule a consultation with the team at OrthoNeuro.
Our orthopedic surgeons provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized treatment.
The most common cause of hip synovitis is overuse of the joint.
Synovitis of the hip is a condition that is commonly seen in athletes or people with jobs that require repetitive movement, such as squatting or lifting.
Transient synovitis is also a leading cause of sudden hip pain occurring in children between 2 to 9 years old.
However, synovitis mainly occurs in boys, and only one side of the hip is usually affected.
Some other causes of synovitis hip are:
The most common symptom of synovitis hip is joint pain in the hip and groin region.
However, the pain might be more intense than is expected based on the appearance of the joint because there is often no visible evidence of injury or swelling that is causing pain in the hips.
Synovitis hip is also common in young patients ages 2 to 9. The symptoms that can be seen in pediatric patients are complaints of pain in the hips, a low-grade fever, limping, or finding it difficult to walk.
The main concern when diagnosing transient synovitis of the hip is differentiating it from septic arthritis.
Septic arthritis is an infection of the joints that destroys joint cartilage and can cause permanent damage to the joints.
In order to obtain a differential diagnosis, your healthcare provider does a physical examination to assess the joint’s range of motion.
A joint with septic arthritis will have pain with any attempted range of motion. This is one of the factors distinguishing septic arthritis from synovitis.
Your healthcare provider (or rheumatologist) might also order additional diagnostic tests such as the ones mentioned below.
Some different diagnostic tests that may be used by your healthcare provider to diagnose synovitis hip include:
Treatments for synovitis hip include:
If you or your child have severe hip discomfort, schedule a consultation online today at OrthoNeuro. Our orthopedic surgeons provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and personalized treatment.
An old or young patient with synovitis may limp, complain of hip and leg pain, or be reluctant to walk.
Although the treatments geared toward transient synovitis are used to decrease inflammation and manage pain, they are not considered a cure.
Transient synovitis is a condition where there is inflammation of the synovial tissues (connective tissues) surrounding the hip joint. This condition is also known as “synovitis of the hip” and “toxic synovitis.”
Pain in the hips caused by synovitis usually lasts for about 7 to 10 days.
If you are suffering from synovitis of the hip, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Hip Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
We will evaluate your unique lifestyle and goals to determine which type of treatment is best for you. Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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