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Irritable hip, Pandis Vasilios, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Corfu

WHAT IS AN IRRITABLE HIP?

There are probably two sorts of irritable hip. The most common type is caused by fluid in the hip joint that interferes with the normal movement of the hip. This fluid can be shown by an ultrasound scan of the hip, though the findings on examination are usually enough to make the diagnosis.

The second type probably results from inflammation of glands in the tummy from a viral infection.

Bow legs, Pandis Vasilios, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Corfu

Your child has been referred to the clinic with either bow-legs or knock-knees. This leaflet has been prepared to help you learn more about these related conditions. Bow-legs means that there is a gap between the knees when the ankle bones are pressed together. Knock-knees are present when there is a gap between the ankle bones with the knees are pressed together.

ARE BOW-LEGS OR KNOCK-KNEES ABNORMAL?

NOT IN MOST CHILDREN.

Kneecap pain, Pandis Vasilios, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Corfu

WHAT IS KNEECAP PAIN?

Kneecap pain is pain that comes from the kneecap or patella. It is usually felt at the front of the knee though it sometimes seems to spread around the sides and occasionally to the back of the knee. Many different names have been given to this type of knee pain including anterior knee pain, chondromalacia patellae and patello-femoral pain. Patello-femoral pain is most in favour at present with doctors.

Popliteal cyst, Pandis Vasilios, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Corfu

WHAT IS A POPLITEAL CYST?

A popliteal cyst is a benign fluid-filled lump that appears at the back of the knee in some children. It connects with a cyst that we all have at the back of our knees. This cyst oils the hamstring tendons as they move over the back of the knee so they don't fray through. The cyst has a fancy name - the semi-membranosis bursa - but most people find "popliteal cyst" less of a mouthful!

Ιntoeing, Pandis Vasilios, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Corfu

Your child walks with his/her feet turned in or intoed. Some call this hen toeing or pigeon toeing. The problem appears to be in the feet but careful examination reveals that the whole leg, not just the foot, is turned in the way. The in-turning is at the hip. This may also give the appearance of knock- knees.

Many intoers seem rather clumsy and fall a lot. Intoers commonly have loose joints or "ligamentous laxity". It is easy to show by examination that the joints are loose and that the hips can be turned in more than out.

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