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Can a femur bone spiral fracture occur without abuse in a 5 week old infant?

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In brief: No

This would be caused by abuse.

In brief: No

This would be caused by abuse.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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In brief: The analysis of

Fracture pattern, location, cause, age, other injuries, other obvious trauma, history, presence or absence of obvious trauma ( ie if it seems that a low energy injury results in fracture) are all considerations in the careful evaluation of whether an injury to a child is related to abuse or not.
There are several bone and growth plate disorders that can lead to fragile bones look at all of it.

In brief: The analysis of

Fracture pattern, location, cause, age, other injuries, other obvious trauma, history, presence or absence of obvious trauma ( ie if it seems that a low energy injury results in fracture) are all considerations in the careful evaluation of whether an injury to a child is related to abuse or not.
There are several bone and growth plate disorders that can lead to fragile bones look at all of it.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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