Orthopaedics – MCQ 16 – Transient synovitis (toxic synovitis) of the hip

Transient synovitis (toxic synovitis) of the hip is characterized by all of the following, except:
a) May follow upper respiratory infection
b) ESR and white blood cell counts are usually normal
c) Ultrasound of the joint reveals widening of the joint space
d) The hip is typically held in adduction and internal rotation

Correct answer : d) The hip is typically held in adduction and internal rotation

In toxic synovitis, the hip is held in abduction and external rotation.

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