OBJECTIVE: To present a case of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia (SED) tarda in a 14-yr-old boy.
CLINICAL FEATURES: The patient suffered from chronic bilateral hip pain and range of movement was decreased. Radiographic examination showed findings consistent with skeletal dysplasia tarda.
INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient was given specific stretching exercises and encouragement to stay active. Physiotherapy was provided to strengthen the hip adductor muscles.
CONCLUSION: The presence of short stature, symmetrical hip dysplasia and abnormal vertebral bodies should raise the suspicion of a skeletal dysplasia, specifically spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia.
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