New guidelines to help spot child abuse

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Doctors are being given new guidelines when it comes to identifying child abuse.

The American Academy of pediatrics is setting guidelines on how to identify bone fractures which could be caused by abuse, verses an accident.

Experts say up to 20-percent of breaks in babies and toddlers are result of abuse.

The hope is that the new guidelines will prevent some cases from falling through the cracks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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