Orthopaedic aspects of paediatric non-accidental injury.

  title={Orthopaedic aspects of paediatric non-accidental injury.},
  author={Prakash Jayakumar and Matthew Barry and Manoj Ramachandran},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={92 2},
Non-accidental injury (NAI) in children includes orthopaedic trauma throughout the skeleton. Fractures with soft-tissue injuries constitute the majority of manifestations of physical abuse in children. Fracture and injury patterns vary with age and development, and NAI is intrinsically related to the mobility of the child. No fracture in isolation is pathognomonic of NAI, but specific abuse-related injuries include multiple fractures, particularly at various stages of healing, metaphyseal… CONTINUE READING


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