Salter-Harris type II fracture - fifth finger

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

The left 5th finger proximal phalanx base shows transverse fracture above and adjacent to the growth plate through the proximal metaphysis and physis.

Case Discussion

Salter-Harris type II fractures are the most common type of physeal fractures that occur in children.  There is a fracture that extends through the physis and into a portion of the metaphysis.

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