Specificity of radiologic findings in infants and toddlers19

High specificitya
 Rib fractures, especially posteromedial
 Scapular fractures
 Spinous process fractures
 Sternal fractures
Moderate specificity
 Multiple fractures, especially bilateral
 Fractures of different ages
 Epiphyseal separations
 Vertebral body fractures and subluxations
 Digital fractures
 Complex skull fractures
Common, but low specificity
 Subperiosteal new bone formation
 Clavicular fractures
 Long-bone shaft fractures
 Linear skull fractures
  • a Highest specificity applies in infants.