Pediatric Multispecialty Conference: The Limping Child
Limping in children is a common complaint at pediatric offices and in emergency rooms. There are several causes for this condition, but identifying them can be a challenge. In most children, limping is caused by a mild, self-limiting event, such as a contusion, strain or sprain; however, in some cases, a limp can be a sign of a serious or even life-threatening condition. Join us to hear pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Roger Saldana, M.D., describe the most common conditions that manifest with a limp in children, and how to identify when the limp is a life- or limb-threatening condition that requires emergent care for the limping child.
Pediatricians, Internists, Hospitalists, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and all interested clinical care providers.
- Describe and identify the most common conditions that manifest with a limp in children.
- Utilize effective evaluation measurements to appropriately identify when a referral to a specialist is required.
- Recognize life- or limb-threatening conditions that require emergent care for the limping child.
Roger E. Saldana, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Baptist Health Medical Group
Roger E. Saldana, M.D. indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussion.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-418510, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
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- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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