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Question 51#

The following is true about the Salter-Harris classification of paediatric fractures:

a. Type I has a good prognosis
b. Type II includes a fracture line through the epiphysis
c. Type III includes a fracture line through the metaphysis
d. Type IV is a crush injury
e. None are true

Correct Answer is A

Comment:

Type I has a good prognosis. Type I Salter-Harris fractures generally have a good prognosis and can be thought of as ‘slipped’ epiphyses. There are five types, Type V being a crush injury of the growth plate. Type II involves the metaphysis, Type III the epiphysis, and Type IV both the metaphysis and epiphysis.