Prompt orthopedic consultation is important Fractures Associated With Child Abuse

It is important to remember that all of the skeletal injuries associated with accidental trauma can also be inflicted as a result of nonaccidental injury (e.g., child battering, shaken baby syndrome, or child abuse). However, certain injury patterns are encountered consistently as a result of child maltreatment, particularly multiple fractures in various stages of healing. An understanding of the various mechanisms of inflicted injury will facilitate better awareness of the patterns of injury suggesting abuse. Correlation of the child's age, motor capabilities, and the alleged mechanism of injury with the injury pattern being evaluated is fundamental to the evaluation of childhood skeletal injuries, as is the identification of coexisting cutaneous signs suggestive of abuse (e.g., suspicious bruises, burns, etc.).

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment