Proximal tibia epiphyseal fracture (Salter-Harris ΙΙ)

Case contributed by Dr Nikos Karapasias

Presentation

15-year-old boy reports a falling injury to his left knee during sports.

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male
X-ray

Pre-operative

The fracture involves both the epiphyseal plate and the metaphysis: Salter-Harris II epiphyseal fracture.

X-ray

Post-operative

Post-operative radiographs: percutaneous K (Kirschner) wire fixation.

Case Discussion

Type II is the most common Salter-Harris fracture (85%). Lateral radiograph shows a displaced proximal tibia. The fracture involves both the epiphyseal plate and the metaphysis (Note the small corner of metaphysis).


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Case information

rID: 25466
Case created: 26th Oct 2013
Last edited: 5th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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