Salter-Harris type-II fracture

Case contributed by Muhammad Shoyab


Road traffic accident

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

X-Ray Wrist Joint


Wedge-shaped fracture fragment at lower metaphysis of radius, with mild medial displacement & angulation.

Anterior subluxation of radial diaphysis over its epiphyseal plate.

Mild soft tissue swelling around wrist.

Case Discussion

Slippage of diaphysis over epiphysis, plus fracture across distal metaphysis makes it a type-II.

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