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The limping child

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    Among the complaints that ring alarm bells in paediatricians' heads, back pain and a limp must come high on the list. The first prospective study of children presenting with a limp has been reported from Edinburgh (SU Fischer and TF Beattie.Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery [Br]1999;81-B:1029–34).  In the first six months of 1996, 244 children aged 1–14 years presented to …

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