Pediatric Limping Diagnosis
Return to all Infant, Child, and Adolescent Medicine sessions.
Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.
1. Conduct a thorough musculoskeletal exam on pediatric patients using effective tools such as the “pGALS” test to diagnose deviations from normal, age-appropriate gait patterns.
2. Compare the generation of a limp resulting from injuries, joint disease, genetic abnormalities, unusual growth, or overweight/obesity.
3. Order or provide appropriate laboratory tests and imaging studies to confirm diagnosis, as suggested by the history and physical examination.
4. Counsel parents on developmental milestones to evaluate in their children.
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Carrie A. Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, Director, Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine, NorthShore University Health System; Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
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