Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Volume 469, issue 3

Electronic ISSN
1528-1132
Print ISSN
0009-921X

Abstract

Background

Child abuse represents a serious threat to the health and well-being of the pediatric population. Orthopaedic specialists will often become involved when child abuse is suspected as a result of the presence of bony injury. Distinguishing abuse from accidental trauma can be difficult and

Journal: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 469, no. 3, 2010

Abstract

Background

Osseous injuries are a major facet of child abuse and in most patients radiographic imaging plays a major role in diagnosis. While some injuries are typically produced as a result of excessive and inappropriate force other injuries are nonspecific in terms of their causation, but become

Journal: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 469, no. 3, 2010