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Child Abuse Case 5

The lateral spine X-ray of a seven-week-old infant is below. The baby presented with multiple rib fractures, retinal hemorrhages, subdural hemorrhages, and a left distal radial fracture.

Case 5

Which of the following is true?

  1. This finding shows a compression fracture of L2.
  2. This injury would be best observed using radionuclide scintigraphy.
  3. This injury is reportedly an uncommon finding in child abuse.
  4. Both A and C.

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