Physeal Fractures in Children

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Abstract

A percentage of 15–20 % of major long-bone fractures in childhood refers to growth plate injuries. Salter-Harris classification which was presented in 1963 is a commonly used method of describing fractures through the physis (growth plate) of skeletally immature individuals. Outcome worsens as the number describing the fracture increases.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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