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Abstracts for APEM session, Wednesday 16 September 13.45–15.15, Read Lecture Theatre
“toddlers” fracture: the importance of a complete clinical assessment
  1. A. Roche,
  2. P. Brown,
  3. S. Rani,
  4. C. Landes,
  5. J. Sampath
  1. Alder Hey Hospital

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    Introduction

    Leg injuries in young children are a frequent presentation to the ED. Tibial fractures are often assumed to be simple “toddlers” fractures; however, injury patterns can differ significantly. This study assesses the doctors’ approach and clinical documentation for lower leg fractures and identifies patterns which may identify those at risk for non-accidental injury (NAI).

    Methods

    Patients aged <3 years with a diagnosis …

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