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Musculoskeletal imaging in children: What the general radiologist should know

Pediatric musculoskeletal injuries often manifest differently from adult injuries and similar mechanisms may present differently, depending on the degree of skeletal maturity. This article outlines many of the common pediatric injuries that the general radiologist may encounter in practice. Select topics include physeal injuries, elbow fractures, developmental dysplasia of the hip, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and Blount disease. Knowledge of these unique pathologies and anatomic variants will help the radiologist recognize these entities sooner, ultimately helping facilitate the most expeditious and appropriate care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:

* Explain why pediatric musculoskeletal injuries are different from adult injuries;

* Identify common pediatric fractures, including Salter-Harris, buckle, toddlers and. transitional ankle fractures; and

* Recognize developmental variants that simulate pathology and how to differentiate them from true pathology.

Accreditation/Designation Statement

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[TM]. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These credits qualify as SA-CME credits.


Jennifer Shaffer Ngo, MD, and Gary R. Schooler, MD, are Radiologists at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Target Audience

* Radiologists

* Related Imaging Professionals

System Requirements

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This activity is designed to be completed within the designated time period. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period. To receive SA-CME credit, you must:

1. Review this article in its entirety.

2. Visit

3. Login to your account or (new users) create an account.

4. Complete the post test and review the discussion and references.

5. Complete the evaluation.

6. Print your certificate.

Estimated time for completion:   1 hour
Date of release and review:      March 1, 2019
Expiration date:                 February 28, 2021


No authors, faculty, or any individuals at IAME or Applied Radiology who had control over the content of this program have any relationships with commercial supporters.

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