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Salter-Harris Classification

In this article, we will discuss about Salter-Harris Classification. So, let’s get started.

Salter-Harris Classification

It was proposed in the year 1963 by Salter and Harris and is widely used to describe and classify physeal fractures.

Type I or Straight across, in this the fracture line runs across the growth plate.

Type II or Above, in this the fracture line runs through the growth plate and includes a portion of metaphysis.

Type III or Lower, in this the fracture line runs through the growth plate and exits through the epiphysis into a joint.

Type IV or Transverse, in this the fracture line runs through the metaphysis, growth plate, and epiphysis.

Type V or Ruined, it is a crush type injury that does not displace the growth plate but damages it by direct compression or compressive force.

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