Thurstan Holland fragment

Mr Andrew Murphy et al.

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

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rID: 50705
System: Paediatrics
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thurstan Holland sign
  • shiny corner sign

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