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It may be necessary to consider sedation for the child. . Careful assessment should be made by the clinical team as to whether adequate pain relief has been given, particularly  for those who are already known to have significant bone or soft tissue injuries.

Sedation would be used extremely rarely but may  be necessary to reduce pain, fear and anxiety. . If a decision is made to use sedation, then the skeletal survey and any other imaging, for example, CT and/or MRI should be coordinated to obtain maximum benefit from the sedation.

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