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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/4.1 Epi-/metaphyseal, Salter-Harris IV, simple

Definition

Simple fractures of the distal femur with a plane running through the epiphysis, physis, and metaphysis (Salter-Harris IV) are classified as 33-E/4.1.

Fractures of this type are rare.

Simple epi-/metaphyseal fracture (Salter-Harris IV) of the distal femur

X-ray

Salter-Harris IV fracture involving the posterior aspect of the lateral condyle

X-ray of a simple epi-/metaphyseal fracture (Salter-Harris IV) of the distal femur