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Limb pain in children

Limb pain in children

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


January 12, 2016


January 18, 2019

Programme Description

Dr Nathan Hasson describes causes of `growing pains’ or limb pain in children, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis and benign joint hypermobility syndrome. Key learning points for GPs include presenting symptoms that may suggest a serious cause for limb pain, including Ewing’s sarcoma.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Take a history and examine patients
  • Conduct initial investigations
  • Be aware of red flag symptoms
  • Refer appropriately for further investigation and treatment
  • Faculty

    Activity and test author
    Dr Nathan Hasson
    Consultant paediatrician in rheumatology
    The Portland Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credit (0.5 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
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