Skeletal injuries in the pediatric patient

Radiol Clin North Am. 1997 May;35(3):727-46.


Immature skeleton is different from adult skeleton with unique vulnerability to acute and chronic injuries at the growth plate. Recognition and differential diagnosis of inflicted skeletal injury are important. Familiarity with the dynamic changes of growing skeleton in normal children is key to the recognition of pathologic states.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Birth Injuries / diagnosis
  • Bone Development
  • Bone Diseases / diagnosis
  • Bone and Bones / injuries*
  • Child
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epiphyses / injuries
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Salter-Harris Fractures