Straddle injuries in children: Evaluation and management
- Donna Reyes Mendez, MD
Donna Reyes Mendez, MD
- Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
- University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC) Medical School Houston
- Section Editor
- Richard G Bachur, MD
Richard G Bachur, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Trauma
- Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- Harvard Medical School
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Senior Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The evaluation and treatment of straddle injuries in children are presented here. The physical examination of the perineum in children, scrotal trauma in children and adolescents, blunt and penetrating genitourinary trauma, and lower genital tract trauma in women are discussed separately:
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- ETIOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION
- Physical examination
- - Analgesia
- - Genital examination
- Findings suggesting child abuse
- Ability to void
- Ancillary studies
- INDICATIONS FOR SPECIALTY REFERRAL OR CONSULTATION
- INITIAL MANAGEMENT
- DEFINITIVE MANAGEMENT AND OUTCOMES
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS