Missed fractures in children

Fabio Martino, Domenico Barbuti, Gianluigi Martino, Marco Cirillo

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Abstract

Fractures in children are a common occurrence. Most are overt and easily detected, others are subtle and often overlooked. Missed orthopedic injuries, such as fractures and dislocations, are a common event in accident and emergency practice, particularly in children and young adults. Such injuries can have serious consequences since delays in treatment can result in long-term disability. They are also one of the most common causes of medical-legal issues and comprise the largest source of malpractice claims in the emergency department (ED) [1]. Missed fractures occur for various reasons, among the most important of which in EDs is a junior radiologist’s (or junior physician’s) lack of expertise in child skeletal injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationErrors in Radiology
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Pages51-63
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9788847023390, 9788847023383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

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Wounds and Injuries
Hospital Medical Staffs
Malpractice
Accidents
Orthopedics
Hospital Emergency Service
Young Adult
Emergencies
Therapeutics
Radiologists
Fracture Dislocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Martino, F., Barbuti, D., Martino, G., & Cirillo, M. (2012). Missed fractures in children. In Errors in Radiology (pp. 51-63). Springer-Verlag Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2339-0_6

Missed fractures in children. / Martino, Fabio; Barbuti, Domenico; Martino, Gianluigi; Cirillo, Marco.

Errors in Radiology. Springer-Verlag Milan, 2012. p. 51-63.

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Martino, F, Barbuti, D, Martino, G & Cirillo, M 2012, Missed fractures in children. in Errors in Radiology. Springer-Verlag Milan, pp. 51-63. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2339-0_6
Martino F, Barbuti D, Martino G, Cirillo M. Missed fractures in children. In Errors in Radiology. Springer-Verlag Milan. 2012. p. 51-63 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2339-0_6
Martino, Fabio ; Barbuti, Domenico ; Martino, Gianluigi ; Cirillo, Marco. / Missed fractures in children. Errors in Radiology. Springer-Verlag Milan, 2012. pp. 51-63
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