Salter Harris type II wrist fracture

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Patient suffers fall from a skateboard

Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Male

Posteriorly displaced fracture passing across the growth plate and through the metaphysis of distal radius (best seen on lateral radiograph) consistent with Salter-Harris type II fracture.

Case Discussion

This case shows a Salter-Harris type II fracture.

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Case information

rID: 27349
Published: 30th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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