Distal tibial fracture: Salter-Harris type III

Case contributed by Dr C.Igler

Presentation

Ankle injury in basketball match.

Patient Data

Age: 13
Gender: Female

Salter-Harris type III fracture:

Horizontal fracture through the medial growth plate with a vertical fracture through the medial aspect of the ephiysis.

Case Discussion

Intra-articular fractures during childhood are injuries with potential complications.

Transitional fractures show a different fracture pattern comparing to fractures with wide open physis (Salter and Harris I-IV).

Conventional X-rays are the first radiographic modality.

Patients seem to benefit from an additional cross-sectional image, which includes CT or MRI to evaluate if an anatomic reconstruction of the articular surface is necessary.

 

 

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 41506
Case created: 4th Dec 2015
Last edited: 26th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.