Salter Harris IV Fracture of Distal Tibia



- Discussed:
    - displaced SH III & IV frx of distal tibia require open reduction;
    - this frx is assoc w/ premature physeal closure unless anatomically reduced;
- Diff Dx:
    - Two Part Triplane Frx
    - Tillaux Frx


Salter-Harris Type-IV injuries of the distal tibial epiphyseal growth plate, with emphasis on those involving the medial malleolus.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, August 2, 2012 9:18 am