Femur fractures in infants

 

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dc.contributor.author van As, Arjan Bastiaan
dc.contributor.author Garach, Sharadh
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-08T08:27:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-08T08:27:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Van As A. B., & Garach, S. R. (2008). Femur fractures in infants: clinical images: SAMJ forum. South African Medical Journal, 98(1), 23-24.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21724
dc.description.abstract The Trauma Unit of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital annually manages approximately 10 000 children under the age of 12 years. Approximately 500 (5%) present with non-accidental injuries (NAIs) which can further be categorised as resulting from sexual abuse (approximately 150 – 1.5%) and physical abuse (approximately 350 – 3.5%). We recently admitted 5 infants under 1 year, all with femur fractures, in 1 week. Practitioners should be alert for the possibility of NAI and abuse in infants presenting with any type of femur fracture, and investigate, manage and refer appropriately to ensure optimal patient care and outcome.
dc.source South African Medical Journal
dc.source.uri http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj
dc.title Femur fractures in infants
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-08T09:25:27Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Paediatrics and Child Health en_ZA
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