Transient Synovitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: Christine C Whitelaw, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the pathophysiology of transient synovitis (TS)?

How common is transient synovitis (TS) in the US?

What is the international incidence of transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the morbidity of transient synovitis (TS)?

Is transient synovitis (TS) more common in males or females?

What age group is most commonly affected by transient synovitis (TS)?

Presentation

What is the clinical history of transient synovitis (TS)?

What are physical findings of the hip exam in transient synovitis (TS)?

What are physical findings of the knee exam in transient synovitis (TS)?

What causes of transient synovitis (TS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Transient Synovitis?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the role of bone scintigraphy in the workup of transient synovitis (TS)?

When is ultrasonography-guided aspiration indicated in the workup of transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the role of ultrasonography-guided aspiration in the workup of transient synovitis (TS)?

Treatment

What is the medical care for transient synovitis (TS)?

What activity restrictions are indicated in the treatment of transient synovitis (TS)?

Follow-up

What is the follow-up care for patients with transient synovitis (TS)?

Which medications are used in the treatment of transient synovitis (TS)?

What are the complications of transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the prognosis of transient synovitis (TS)?

What is the patient education for transient synovitis (TS)?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Transient Synovitis?