Incidence and clinical significance of abdominal wall bruising in restrained children involved in motor vehicle crashes.

@article{Lutz2004IncidenceAC,
  title={Incidence and clinical significance of abdominal wall bruising in restrained children involved in motor vehicle crashes.},
  author={Nicolas Lutz and Michael L. Nance and Michael J. Kallan and Kristy B. Arbogast and Dennis R. Durbin and Flaura K. Winston},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={972-5}
}
BACKGROUND Children involved in motor vehicle crashes (MVC) can sustain bruising of the abdominal wall associated with seat belt restraint. The incidence of bruising and its relationship with significant intraabdominal injuries are not known. METHODS An analysis of children involved in MVC between December 1998 and November 2002 was performed, using the crash surveillance database from the Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) project. Optimally (OR) or suboptimally (S-OR) restrained… CONTINUE READING