Salter-Harris type II

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Child with painful right arm following a fall.

Patient Data

Age: Child
X-ray

Fracture through the growth plate with a small extension through the metaphysis consistent with a Salter Haris type II fracture. 

Annotated image

Arrow points to a small triangle of metaphyseal bone which has followed the epiphysis, thus making this a Salter Haris type II fracture

Case Discussion

Note the small triangle of bone which has fractured off the metaphysis and followed the epiphysis, distinguishing a Salter-Harris type II fracture from type 1 injuries. 

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Case information

rID: 10347
Published: 8th Aug 2010
Last edited: 15th Jul 2018
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