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When should a child get an x-ray for pain?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
??: Xrays should be obtained when the history and exam suggest there may be an xray finding. Since most pain originates from soft tissue, and soft tissues do not show up anything particular on xrays, they are not a necessary or helpful part of the evaluation.

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