Salter-Harris type I fracture
Salter-Harris type I fractures are relatively uncommon injuries that occur in children. Salter-Harris fractures are injuries where a fracture of the metaphysis or epiphysis extends through the physis. Not all fractures that extend to the growth plate are Salter-Harris fractures.
Salter-Harris type I fractures describe a fracture that is completely contained within the physis. There is no associated bone fragment.
In reality, the majority of fractures that involve the physis have at least a small fragment of metaphysis associated with them and are therefore type II injuries.
- fracture through the physis
- no epiphyseal or metaphyseal fracture
- no fracture fragments
- angulation, displacement and rotation may occur
describing a fracture
- fracture types
- fracture location
- diaphyseal fracture
- metaphyseal fracture
- epiphyseal fracture
- fracture displacement