Physeal Fractures in Children

  • Nick G. Lasanianos
  • Nikolaos K. Kanakaris


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.


Growth Plate Shear Fracture Bone Growth Joint Surface Immature Individual 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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