Document Type

Critically Appraised Topic

Publication Date

9-2014

Specific Care Question

1. In the child with an irritable hip (limping, refusing to walk) should an ultrasound (US) be obtained to identify children with high likelihood of septic arthritis? 2. In the child with irritable hip, should a Clinical Decision Rule (CDR) be used to identify children with high likelihood of septic arthritis? 3. In the child with irritable hip, should Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) be obtained to identify children with high likelihood of septic arthritis? 4. Does the presence of a clinical practice guideline to manage children with irritable hip change the diagnostic tests ordered?

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