Salter Harris Classification of growth plate fractures
- Bone Bridge
- Distal Femoral Physeal Fractures
- Epiphyseal Artery
- Epiphyseal Plate
- Humeral Physeal Injuries
- Suprachondylar Fractures of the Humerus
- Pediatric Tibial Fracture
- Tillaux Fracture
- Growth-Plate Fractures
- account for 15-20% of major long-bone frx & 34% of hand frx in childhood;
- large majority of these frxs heal w/o any impairment of growth mechanism but some lead to clinically important shortening & angulation;
- growth-plate frxs may lead to growth disorders due to destruction of epiphyseal circulation (inhibits physeal growth), or by formation of bone bridge
to form across growth plate;
- frx subtypes:
- type I:
- type II:
- type III:
- type IV:
- type V:
Injuries involving the eiphyseal plate.
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Compartmental syndrome complicating Salter-Harris type II distal radius fracture.
Injuries of the epiphyseal plate.
Experimental physeal fracture-separations treated with rigid internal fixation.
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Physeal Fractures. Part 3. Classification.
Robert Bruce Salter, CC, MD, FRCSC 1924-2010
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:16 pm