Transient Synovitis Transient Synovitis
Based on National Institutes of Health Information

Transient Synovitis, or Toxic Synovitis, is a condition that causes hip pain in children.

Usually symptoms are mild and cause a child to limp due to the pain in the child’s hip.

The hip pain usually only affects one side. This is called unilateral hip pain.

Often a low grade fever of 101 degrees or less is an early symptom of the condition. Other symptoms include thigh or knee pain.

Treatment often includes making a child comfortable and keeping activities limited.

NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin) may be prescribed by a physician to help alleviate the pain.

The pain in the hip often goes away after 7-10 days.

If you suspect that a child has this condition, please take the child to his or her doctor for proper diagnosis and testing. Remember, only a doctor can properly diagnose and treat this condition.