Specificity of skeletal injuries in child abuse

SpecificityType of fracture / skeletal lesion
Highclassic metaphyseal lesion
rib fractures, mainly posterior
scapular fractures
spinous process fractures
sternal fractures
Moderatemultiple bilateral fractures
fractures of different ages
epiphyseal separation
vertebral body fractures and subluxations
digital fractures
complex skull fractures
Common but lowsubperiosteal new bone formation
clavicular fractures
long bone shaft fractures
linear skull fractures