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A Visual Guide to the Salter‐Harris Pediatric Fracture Classification System

Frost, Charles DHSc, MPAS, PA‐C, DFAAPA

JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants: Fall 2016 - Volume 4 - Issue 4 - p 5–6
doi: 10.2106/JBJS.JOPA.16.00003

The Salter‐Harris classification system for physeal‐based fractures in skeletally immature patients has been available for clinicians since 1963. Remembering the fracture types in this classification system can be challenging to the student or new practitioner, especially if orthopaedics is not the primary area of practice. This article presents a simple visual guide to remembering the 5 types of fracture.

1Eastern Virginia Medical School MPA Program, Norfolk, Virginia

Disclosure: The author indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work.

© 2016 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
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