Salter-Harris fracture mnemonic

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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/Rammed – crushed physis

Salter VI not included, local perichonral ring injury caused premature fusion

An apophysis is growth plate at end of bone, heel and tibial tuberosity, slightly off subject but good know to decifer Sever Disease and Osgood Schlatter

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