Arefractured bones in infants suspicious for child abuse?
Yes, it is very important to consider the age of the child at the time the child suffers a fractured bone. Fractured bones in infants is usually related to child abuse unless there is a disease of the bone itself. Some authorities think that spiral fractures are highly suspicious for child abuse, but it is important to remember that transverse fractures may also occur in child abuse cases. Fractured bones in non-mobile children and infants is an indicator of child abuse.