ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyDistribution of Physeal and Nonphyseal Fractures in 2,650 Long-Bone Fractures in Children Aged 0–16 YearsMann, David C. M.D.; Rajmaira, Salil M.D.* Author Information Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Clinical Science Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, and *Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Surgery, Marion, Indiana Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: November 1990 - Volume 10 - Issue 6 - p 713-716 Buy Abstract The distribution of 2,650 long-bone fractures in children is presented. Fractures involving the humerus, radius, ulna, femur, tibia, and fibula were classified according to Salter and Harris. Growth plate injuries accounted for 30% of fractures. Nonphyseal fractures occurred twice as often in the upper extremity as in the lower extremity. Girls with physeal fractures on the average were 1.5 years younger than boys with the same type of fracture in the same location. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.