Salter-Harris type I

Case contributed by Mauricio Macagnan


Trauma patient at the wrist during soccer match.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male

Transverse fracture through the growth plate or "physis", with dorsal offset and dorsal angulation of the displaced epiphysis. 

Case Discussion

The sliding statistically fracture occurs in about 5-7 % of cases of physeal fractures. It is characterized by involvement through the growth plate , with no obvious bone involvement . Usually it has a good prognosis.

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