Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Child Abuse

  • Richard J. Mier
  • Thomas D. Brower
Part of the Critical Issues in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics book series (CIDB)


The notion that some children are injured by their caretakers and that intervention is therefore warranted is a relatively new one in this country. It was not until 1946 that Caffey described the now well-known association between fractures of long bones and subdural hematomas and not until 1962 that Kempe and colleagues galvanized the medical world with their description of the battered child syndrome. Since then, a rapidly burgeoning literature has addressed an increasingly complicated field, with newly described manifestations of abuse, including sexual abuse, being brought to the attention of the medical profession and the public.


Child Abuse Osteogenesis Imperfecta Subdural Hematoma Skull Fracture Copper Deficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Mier
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Brower
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Kentucky, and Shriners Hospital for Crippled ChildrenLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.University of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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