Skeletal abnormalities can be present in a new born. Some are usually detected after the paediatrician examines the boy or girl, like hip dysplasia. Others can go undetected when attention is not given even in minor signs or symptoms.
Some articular diseases for infants and young children
|Dysplasia of the Hip||Relatively common|
|Proximal femoral focal deficiency||Uncommon|
Hypoplasia of the proximal femur
|Acute transient synovitis||The most common non-traumatic hip disorder||2-10 years of age|
|Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease||Syndrome. Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral epiphysis|
|Snapping hip syndrome||Posterior iliotibial band over the greater trochanter||Audible or palpable “snap” with certain movements|