Thurstan Holland fragment
The Thurstan Holland fragment otherwise known as the Thurstan Holland sign is an eponymous radiological sign depicting a triangular portion of the metaphysis remaining with the epiphysis in a physeal fracture. This fragment is one of the tell tale signs of a type 2 Salter-Harris fracture 1.
It is named after Charles Thurstan Holland (1863-1941), a radiologist and one the prominent pioneers in the early development of the radiological speciality 2.
- 1. Hamlet A. Peterson. Epiphyseal Growth Plate Fractures. ISBN: 3540338020
- 2. Cope R. Radiologic history exhibit. Charles Thurstan Holland, 1863-1941. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 15 (2): 481-8. doi:10.1148/radiographics.15.2.7761652 - Pubmed