Bone, Joint and Muscle Conditions
Hip Infection Symptoms and Diagnosis
Symptoms of a Hip Infection
Symptoms of an infection in the hip include pain, swelling, warmth or redness around the hip joint or other joints.
Hip Infection Diagnosis
First, our doctors examine your child, looking for signs of infection. We may gently move your child's legs to see if they are stiff or cannot move as much as usual. We will check to see if your child's hip or other
are swollen, warm or red (inflamed).
The doctor may take
to look for signs of swelling and changes in your child's bones and joints.
If the doctor does not see signs of infection on the radiographs, they may ask your child to have a
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
They may also remove fluid from the hip joint using a needle (aspiration).