epiphyseal fracture


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ep·i·phys·i·al frac·ture

, epiphyseal fracture
separation of the epiphysis of a long bone, caused by trauma. See: Salter-Harris classification of epiphysial plate injuries.

epiphyseal fracture

A separation of the epiphysis from the bone between the shaft of the bone and its growing end. It occurs only in skeletally immature patients. See: Salter-Harris fracture.
See also: fracture
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Copley, "Comparison of bioabsorbable versus metallic implant fixation for physeal and epiphyseal fractures of the distal tibia, " Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol.
* Contrary to prior understanding, new studies have shown that growth plates (the areas of primary growth at the ends of longer bones) in prepubescent children are not at high risk of epiphyseal fractures when the training adheres to these guidelines.
Metaphyseal and epiphyseal fractures (commonly referred to as corner fractures), skull fractures crossing suture lines, fractures to the axial skeleton (including posterior rib fractures), and fractures in multiple locations should immediately alert the consult to the possibility of abuse.