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Manifestations of the Battered-Child Syndrome
BEHROOZ AKBARNIA; JOSEPH S. TORG; JOHN KIRKPATRICK; SIDNEY SUSSMAN
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From the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, and Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
1974 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1974 Sep 01;56(6):1159-1166
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Abstract

Between 1965 and 1972, 231 patients were admitted to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia with the battered-child syndrome. The case records and roentgenograms of 217 patients were reviewed. About one-third of the patients required orthopaedic treatment. The purpose of this paper is to alert the orthopaedist to the existence and prevalence of the battered-child syndrome, to describe both the non-orthopaedic and the orthopaedic manifestations of this problem, and to delineate the orthopaedist's responsibility to the battered child and the child's family.

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