Bone, Joint and Muscle Conditions
Hip Fractures Symptoms and Diagnosis
Symptoms of Hip Fractures
Signs that your child's hip may be broken include:
- Severe pain
- Swelling, bruising or bleeding
- Limb or joint looks out of place or the wrong shape
- Numbness and tingling
- Unable to move the hip
Hip Fractures Diagnosis
If your child has a mild injury around the hip or pelvis, the pain usually goes away after a few days. If the pain does not go away, your child should be evaluated by an orthopedist, and probably should have X-rays.
If your child has severe pain or pain that prevents them from taking part in their usual activities, your child's doctor will take X-rays to look for fractures.
If the doctor does not see an injury on the X-rays, they may ask your child to have a bone scan to see if they can find a subtle fracture.
The doctor will also look for other problems that can cause pain such as:
Some problems that can cause pain can become serious if they are not found and treated early.