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Lustosa L, Salter-Harris classification. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 09 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-97497
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Illustration of the Salter-Harris classification of physeal fractures.
Salter-Harris classification is used to describe physeal fractures. The classification can be remembered using the SALTR mnemonic:
- S: slipped (type I)
- A: above or away from joint (type II)
- L: lower (type III)
- T: through or transverse or together (type IV)
- R: rammed or ruined (type V)
Type V fractures are oftentimes occult on initial radiographs. They are usually diagnosed late during follow-up when there is a bone deformity or growth arrest.
In the illustration, the metaphysis is drawn above the epiphysis so the SALTR mnemonic can be properly used.
- John M. Flynn, David L. Skaggs, Peter M. Waters. Rockwood and Wilkins' Fractures in Children. (2014) ISBN: 9781451143935 - Google Books