A regional approach to the classic metaphyseal lesion in abused infants: the distal femur.

@article{Kleinman1998ARA,
  title={A regional approach to the classic metaphyseal lesion in abused infants: the distal femur.},
  author={Paul K. Kleinman and Sandy C. Marks},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1998},
  volume={170 1},
  pages={43-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to analyze the spectrum of morphologic alterations of the classic metaphyseal lesion involving the distal femur of abused infants and to identify features that aid in radiologic diagnosis and assessment of healing. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one infants who died with evidence of inflicted skeletal injury were studied with high-detail skeletal surveys, resected specimen radiography, and histologic analysis. We recorded the number of fractures, the… CONTINUE READING

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