MBchB study guide

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Salter-Harris Fractures-Salter-Harris fractures are fractures through a growth plate; therefore, they are unique to pediatric patients. -Several types of fractures have been categorized by the involvement of the physis, metaphysis, and epiphysis.- The classification of the injury is important because it affect the treatment of the patient and provides clues to possible long-term complications.ClassificationType I -A type 1 fracture is transverse fracture through the hypertrophic zone of the physis. -In this injury, the width of the physis is increased. -The growing zone of the physis usually is not injured, and growth disturbance is uncommon.Type II -most common-A type II fracture is a fracture through the physis and metaphysis, but the epiphysis is not involved in the injury. -These fractures may cause minimal shortening; however, the injuries rarely result in functional lim

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