Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics AnswersBack to Pediatrics Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 9/9/2017.
Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: pain from hip in perthes sufferer
|lauraclarke32 - Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:00 am||
my son is experiencing pain from his hip.he is 15 yrs old and had perthes from 6 yrs old.he has been discharged but i am unsure how best to manage his pain.he had significant damage to his hip and has been told we have to managethis until he has a hip replacement when he is older.is it best hot or cold therapy,is it best to rest or do non weight bearing exercise?
|Jannah G., RN - Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:06 am||
I found some good info on non-surgical treatments for Perthes on The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website.
Hope this helps. It looks like the recommend anti-inflammatory meds to control pain and discomfort, and physical therapy to preserve range of motion are very important.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.