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Which fractures are indicative of abuse?

The following is a summary of the systematic review findings up to the date of our most recent literature search. If you have a specific clinical case, we strongly recommend you read all of the relevant references as cited and look for additional material published outside our search dates.


Review last updated in February 2015


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Overall results & epidemiology
Rib fractures
Femoral fractures
Humeral fractures
Skull fractures
Metaphyseal fractures
Other fractures

  - Tibia and fibula fractures
  - Radial and ulnar fractures
  - Pelvic fractures
  - Hands and feet fractures
  - Mandibular fractures
  - Sternal fractures
  - Clavicle fractures
  - Vertebral fractures
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