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Salter-Harris Fractures

Introduction Salter-Harris fractures are fractures that affect the growth plate in skeletally-immature patients.  Mnemonic There is a simple mnemonic that is often used to help remember the different types of Salter-Harris Fractures, using the letters S-A-L-T-R.  Letter Type Key Word  Description S I  Straight Across The fracture traverses through the cartilage of the physis. A II Above The fracture is…

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