Orthopaedic aspects of child abuse

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Abstract

Child abuse is a common, serious problem. Diagnosis of nonaccidental injury can be challenging for orthopaedists because there are no fractures that are pathognomonic for abuse. There are high- and low-specificity fracture patterns for abuse, however, and these can be used to guide clinical diagnosis along with the history, physical examination, and radiographic and laboratory studies. A multidisciplinary approach to evaluation, treatment, and reporting should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-630
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Nonaccidental injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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