Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Child Abuse Allegations

From the U.S. Surgeon General:

"The possibility of congenital disorders should be considered when children fracture, especially with little trauma."*
* From Bone Health & Osteoporosis, A Surgeon General Report, page 191.

 "Health care professionals working in emergency room departments and orthopedic practices also have an important role. They must recognize that many bone fractures signal the potential for bone disease, and go beyond fixing patient's bones by referring them, when appropriate, to another health care professional for further assessment of the potential of bone disease." *
*From Bone Health & Osteoporosis, A Surgeon General Report, page 351.

"In some cases, especially in fractures in infants, referrals to a pediatric specialist who deals with metabolic bone disease will be necessary." *
*From Bone Health & Osteoporosis, A Surgeon General Report, page 260.