Salter-Harris classification

Salter-Harris classification

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More than 80% of pediatric extremity fractures fall under the Salter-Harris Classification System as type I (normal x-ray, but tender over the physis) or type II (fractures visible on x-ray that require mostly splinting) fractures, both almost always manageable in a pediatrician's office until an orthopedic consultation can be obtained, said Dr.
6) The Salter-Harris classification continues to be the most commonly used system for characterizing growth plate injuries (Figure 3).
Since the 1960's, the Salter-Harris classification, which divides most growth plate fractures into five categories based on the type of damage, has been the standard.
and if it involves the growth plate for which the Salter-Harris classification of growth-plate injuries, based on the x-ray appearance of bone fractures, is a guide.
The graphic, "The Salter-Harris Classification of Growth Plate Injuries, "was adapted from Disorders and Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System, 3rd Edition.