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Friday, February 01, 2013

Salter-Harris classification of Fractures SALTR

SALTR - a useful mnemonic to help remember the five types of growth plate fracture (Salter-Harris classification). Fortunately the order also directly relates to prognosis from best to worse.
S - slipped = type I
A - above = type II
L - lower = type III
T - through or transverse or together = type IV
R - ruined or rammed = type V


SALTR - a useful mnemonic to help remember the five types of growth plate fracture (Salter-Harris classification). Fortunately the order also directly relates to prognosis from best to worse.
  • S - slipped = type I
  • A - above = type II
  • L - lower = type III
  • T - through or transverse or together = type IV
  • R - ruined or rammed = type V
Source: radiopaedia.org







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