The Limping Teenager

Author: Johanna Selway / Editor: Yasmin Sultan  / Codes: Published: 14/07/2021

A 13-year-old child attends the Paediatric Emergency Department with his mother. Six weeks ago, he tripped whilst playing football at school and injured his left leg but was able to continue playing. Over the last few weeks, mum has noticed he has been limping and complaining of pain in his left knee. He is tall for his age, having had a recent growth spurt, on the 90th centile for height but the 25th centile for weight. He is well in himself.

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