Evaluating Children With Fractures for Child Physical Abuse (Chapter 11 in Child Abuse: Overview and Evaluation).
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This article reviews recent advances in the understanding of fracture specificity, the mechanism of fractures, and other medical diseases that predispose to fractures infants and children. It is designed to assist physicians in developing an evidence-based differential diagnosis and performing the appropriate evaluation when assessing a child with fractures. 134 references.
pediatric services; pediatricians role; pediatricians; child abuse; fractures; signs of maltreatment; evaluation methods; guidelines; MEDICAL ASPECTS OF CHILD ABUSE; DIAGNOSES