Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620659
Title:
Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp.
Authors:
Wilson, E.; Cox, Peter; Greaves, K.; Paul, S. P.
Abstract:
Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs). The limp can occasionally be associated with medical emergencies such as septic arthritis and slipped upper femoral epiphysis but is often due to less severe conditions. This article discusses the common and self-limiting causes of acute onset of non-traumatic limp in children, such as transient synovitis, reactive arthritis, and benign acute childhood myositis. It also discusses more severe conditions, including septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, malignancies and non-accidental injury. Management and prognosis of these conditions are discussed in the context of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The article includes two case studies that illustrate different presentations and the challenges that nurses who manage children in EDs are likely to come across in clinical practice.
Citation:
Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp. 2018, 25 (10):24-30 Emerg Nurse
Publisher:
RCNi
Journal:
Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Issue Date:
Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620659
DOI:
10.7748/en.2018.e1722
PubMed ID:
29521078
Additional Links:
https://journals.rcni.com/emergency-nurse/recognition-and-nursing-management-of-children-with-nontraumatic-limp-en.2018.e1722
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1354-5752
Appears in Collections:
General Trauma & Orthopaedics; 2018 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorWilson, E.en
dc.contributor.authorCox, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorGreaves, K.en
dc.contributor.authorPaul, S. P.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-27T13:13:31Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-27T13:13:31Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-
dc.identifier.citationRecognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp. 2018, 25 (10):24-30 Emerg Nurseen
dc.identifier.issn1354-5752-
dc.identifier.pmid29521078-
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/en.2018.e1722-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620659-
dc.description.abstractChildren with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs). The limp can occasionally be associated with medical emergencies such as septic arthritis and slipped upper femoral epiphysis but is often due to less severe conditions. This article discusses the common and self-limiting causes of acute onset of non-traumatic limp in children, such as transient synovitis, reactive arthritis, and benign acute childhood myositis. It also discusses more severe conditions, including septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, malignancies and non-accidental injury. Management and prognosis of these conditions are discussed in the context of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The article includes two case studies that illustrate different presentations and the challenges that nurses who manage children in EDs are likely to come across in clinical practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRCNien
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.rcni.com/emergency-nurse/recognition-and-nursing-management-of-children-with-nontraumatic-limp-en.2018.e1722en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Associationen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Paediatricsen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Orthopaedicsen
dc.titleRecognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Associationen
dc.type.versionPublisheden

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