Most injuries are not caused by abuse. Leg and hip injuries most often occur from falling on the hip, being struck in the hip, or having the leg twisted or bent abnormally.
Suspect physical abuse when:
You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting it.
Last Revised: August 18, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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