A 12 year old boy with known sickle cell with a history of recurrent painful episodes in the arms, hands and legs complains of hip pain.

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A 12 year old boy with known sickle cell with a history of recurrent painful episodes in the arms, hands and legs complains of hip pain. The pain is exerbated by weight bearing. On examination he is noted to have a limp. The most likely diagnosis is

a) Acute hemarthrosis
b) Osteonecrosis
c) Baker's cyst
d) pigmented villonodular synovitis
e) rheumatoid arthritis


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