salter harris

Re: my last photo post.

That is a type II Salter-Harris fracture. It’s hard to see the chip off the metaphysis, but that little chip is the reason it’s type II.

Five major types of Salter-Harris fractures:
I - Through growth plate
II - Through growth plate and metaphysis
III - Through growth plate and epiphysis
IV - Involving growth plate, epiphysis and metaphysis
V - Compression of growth plate

There are nine total types, but VI through IX are rare.

Mnemonic: “Two-three. M-E.” Types II and III are through metaphysis and epiphysis, respectively.