Idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head in children
Increased frequency with factor V Leiden and anticardiolipin antibodies
Frequently insidious onset
Limp often presenting complaint
Aching in hip, groin, anteromedial thigh, or anteromedial knee
May be mild
Aggravated by activity, reliev...
Severe pain or muscle spasm not controlled by PO medications
Social considerations; bedrest/care at home not possible
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M91.10 Juvenile osteochondrosis of head of femur, unspecified leg
M91.11 Juvenile osteochondrosis of head of femur, right leg
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