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Pediatr Clin North Am. 1996 Oct;43(5):1035-51.

Orthopedic aspects of child abuse.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Abstract

Fractures are one of the most common manifestations of child abuse. Pediatricians and other physicians caring for children must have a clear understanding of the injury patterns sustained by children in abusive situations and be able to recognize those injuries. A thorough history and physical examination and accurate radiographic interpretation are essential. Early identification of nonaccidental trauma is imperative because proper intervention has been shown to be effective.

PMID:
8858072
DOI:
10.1016/s0031-3955(05)70449-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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