Fractures of the first rib in child abuse.

@article{Strouse1995FracturesOT,
  title={Fractures of the first rib in child abuse.},
  author={Peter J Strouse and Clyde L. Owings},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={197 3},
  pages={
          763-5
        }
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence and specificity of fracture of the first rib as an indicator of child abuse and to determine a mechanism of fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS All infants and young children with rib fractures who were seen at the radiology department of an academic medical center over a 2-year period were identified from the radiology data base. RESULTS Rib fractures were attributed to child abuse in 12 of 35 children identified. Apart from a neonate with congenital… CONTINUE READING

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