Limp FAQs:


Q: Is a limp a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a limp physical trauma?

A: Yes, however, in the absence of trauma, other serious causes, such as septic arthritis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis, may be present.

Q: Is a limp associated with pain it should be urgently investigated?

A: Yes, while non-painful limps can be approached and investigated more gradually.

Q: Is a limp often made based on history?

A: Yes, and physical exam findings, laboratory tests, and radiological examination.

Q: Is a limp the presenting problem in about 4% of children who visit hospital emergency departments?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a limp a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait?

A: Yes.