The Thurstan Holland fragment also 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.
History and etymology
It is named after Charles Thurstan Holland (1863-1941), an English radiologist, and one of the trailblazers in the early development of radiology as a specialty 2.
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