Salter-Harris fracture

Case contributed by Dr Benoudina Samir

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Crying boy after slipping and falling on the snow.

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

On lateral view,  the epiphysis has slipped dorsally consistent with a Salter-Harris type I growth plate injury.  There is probably a tiny accompanying fracture through the metaphysis making it a Salter-harris type II.

Case Discussion

On lateral view,  the epiphysis has slipped dorsally consistent with a Salter-Harris type I growth plate injury.  There is probably a tiny accompanying fracture through the metaphysis making it a Salter-harris type II.

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Case Information

rID: 21807
Case created: 19th Feb 2013
Last edited: 22nd Feb 2017
Tags: salter, harris
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