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Toddler's knee - what could it be?

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Old 07-02-2006, 07:49 PM   #1
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Question Toddler's knee - what could it be?

Our 15-month-old has started limping, and we've figured out it's her left knee that is bothering her. She won't let us fully straighten her leg or bend it up to her tummy. I've poked/squeezed all around the knee, which doesn't bother her. She's walking/crawling around just fine, keeping it rigid. It isn't red, and hardly looks swollen. Any guesses as to what this might be? Should we watch it a few days, see if it gets better, or take her to the dr asap? Thanks for advice.

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Old 07-03-2006, 04:59 AM   #2
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Re: Toddler's knee - what could it be?

I wouldn't wait another minute. How long has this been going on?

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Re: Toddler's knee - what could it be?

the doctor,most definitely.this could be a torn ligment or a tendon problem,thus no actual pain when she is not doing anything but only upon movements that require the actual use of muscle.tendon and ligments.the thing is children can acclimate and tolerate things much much better than us old folks.they also compensate much better too.i would really take her today if possible to an ER for a CT or at least an x ray but the x ray would not actually show what you need to see.ideally the best way to actually Dx this type of problem would be with an MRI.but any good ortho that you could see at an ER could,just by doing a really in depth eval of how her knee functions would most likely be able to tell you at least what type of a possible injury could be causing these symptoms and then you just go from there.but this really does need an in depth eval by an ortho.good luck and please let us know what you find out.Marcia
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