- 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.
- Type I - Fracture through the growth plate
- Type II - Fracture through growth plate and metaphysis
- Type III - Fracture through growth plate and epiphysis
- Type IV - Fracture through growth plate, metaphysis, and epiphysis
- Type V - Fracture due to compression through growth plate
Modify Salter Harris to SALTR:
- S – I – Slipped – separation physis
- A – II – Above – metaphysis and physis
- L – III – Lower – epiphysis and physis
- T – IV – Through – metaphysis, physis, epiphysis
- R – V – Ruined – crushed physis
 Imaging Findings
- As above
 Salter-Harris type I
Patient #1: Gymnast with chronic Salter-Harris I fracture.
 Salter-Harris type II
 Salter-Harris type III
 Salter-Harris type IV
 Salter-Harris type V
 See Also
- Salter-Harris fracture, rare types
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (type I Salter-Harris fracture)