Diagram - Salter-Harris fracture: type 2

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

Fracture through the physis with metaphyseal extension of the fracture line.

Case Discussion

The metaphyseal fragment created between the physis and the fracture line is known as the "Thurstan Holland" fragment/sign. Note: "Thurston", often spelt with an 'o', is actually an incorrect, albeit dominant, spelling of "Thurstan".

Charles Thurstan Holland (1863–1941) 

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Case information

rID: 20892
Case created: 19th Dec 2012
Last edited: 6th Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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