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) . 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.
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