Radiological evidence of child abuse (in the ED)

There are many radiographic findings suggestive of NAT, but highly specific findings include:

  • Rib fractures (especially posterior)
  • Metaphyseal lesions – “bucket handle” or “corner” fractures
  • Scapular fractures
  • Spinous process fractures
  • Sternal fractures

EMKF

The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.