The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Salter Harris: Type IV

- Discussion:
     - may occur at any age
     - rare in the hand
     - type IV frx potentially interfere with normal growth;
     - frx line crosses physis, separating a portion of metaphysis-physis-epiphysis from the remaining metaphysis-physis-ephiphysis;
     - if frx is displaced, ORIF is indicated;
     - even w/ perfect reduction, growth is affected & prognosis is guarded

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

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:27 pm