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Arnold Besselaar, Daniel Green, Andrew Howard

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James Hunter

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Fergal Monsell

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33-E/3.1 Epiphyseal, Salter-Harris III, simple

Definition

Simple fractures of the distal femur with an epiphyseal fragment (Salter-Harris III) are classified as 33-E/3.1.

Fractures of this type are rare.

Simple epiphyseal fracture (Salter-Harris III) of the distal femur

X-ray/MRI

X-ray of a 16-year-old boy, after motor cycle accident; primary assessment showing knee contusion/twisting injury/effusion

X-ray of a simple epiphyseal fracture (Salter-Harris III) of the distal femur

Axial and coronal MRI views showing a Salter-Harris III epiphyseal fracture

MRI of a simple epiphyseal fracture (Salter-Harris III) of the distal femur