Sunday, September 22, 2013

Salter-Harris Fractures (Classification Of Bone Fractures)

A Salter-Harris fracture is the fracture of  growth plate of a bone.

Fracture of bone

  • I - Same (Separation): Cartilage of the physis (growth plate) is involved.
  • II - Above: Fracture lies above the physis.
  • III - Lower: The fracture is below the physis in the epiphysis.
  • IV - Through: Metaphysis, physis, and epiphysis all three are fractured.
  • V - Rammed (crushed): Physsis is crushed in this fracture.

Keywords: Salter-Harris fracture, Bone fracture, Growth plate, Physis, Metaphysis, Epiphysis

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