Forensic Aspects of Pediatric Fractures

Differentiating Accidental Trauma from Child Abuse

  • Rob A. C. Bilo
  • Simon G. F. Robben
  • Rick R. Rijn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 1-13
  3. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 15-47
  4. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 49-66
  5. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 67-78
  6. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 79-106
  7. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 107-131
  8. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 133-170
  9. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 171-188
  10. Rob A. C. Bilo, Simon G. F. Robben, Rick R. van Rijn
    Pages 189-201
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 203-209

About this book

Introduction

Fractures are a common finding in children and it is estimated that 2.1% of all children will suffer at least one fracture before the age of 16. With young children in particular, the question may arise if this is related to child abuse. The aim of this book is to help physicians involved in child abuse cases to interpret radiological findings in light of the forensic circumstances under which they occurred. The authors present up-to-date literature related to the mechanisms underlying non-accidental cases of trauma.

In this book not only the radiological findings in child-abuse are discussed, but more importantly, these findings are analyzed from a forensic perspective. Careful attention is paid to evidence regarding reported trauma mechanisms and their clinical outcome; for example, can a fall from a couch result in a femoral fracture, and if not, where is the supporting evidence?

Keywords

biomechanics child abuse computed tomography (CT) diagnosis forensic medicine forensic pediatrics imaging techniques pediatric wounds and injuries trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Rob A. C. Bilo
    • 1
  • Simon G. F. Robben
    • 2
  • Rick R. Rijn
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Forensic Medical &Forum EducatiefUtrechtNetherlands
  2. 2.Academic Hospital MaastrichtMaastrichtNetherlands
  3. 3.Academic Medical CenterUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78716-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78715-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78716-7
  • About this book