Injuries in the Pediatric Patient: Review of Key Acquired and Developmental Issues
J Clin Chiro Peds 2009 (Dec); 10 (2): 665—670 ~ FULL TEXT
Beverly L. Harger, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., and Kim Mullen, D.C.
Department of Radiology,
Western States Chiropractic College,
Key words: pediatric trauma, growth plate fractures, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, incomplete fractures, torus fracture, spondylolysis, pars interarcularis defects, single photon emission computed tomography, Scheuermann’s disease, ring apophyseal fracture.
A plethora of conditions specifically target children and adolescents which are not prevalent in the adult population. Understanding the age-related differences in this population can help clinicians improve diagnosis and therefore management of these conditions. Though it is beyond the scope of this paper to extensively address diseases targeting the pediatric population, common key injuries will be discussed with emphasis on the role imaging plays in establishing accurate diagnosis.
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