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Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo

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Fergal Monsell

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Chris Colton

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13-M/3.1 III and IV Simple, complete with/without contact between fracture planes

13-M/3.1 III

The pattern of this fracture is characterized by a complete metaphyseal fracture which is angulated in at least two planes (varus/valgus and flexion/extension). The fracture has a rotational component, but, independent of the type of displacement, some contact still exists between the fracture fragments.

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Very young child (under 3 years):

  • Potational displacement
  • No cortical continuity
  • Contact between fracture fragments
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Older child (older than 6 years):

  • Rotational displacement
  • No cortical continuity
  • Contact between fracture fragments
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13-M/3.1 IV

The pattern of this fracture is characterized by a complete metaphyseal fracture without any fracture plane contact.

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Very young child (under 3 years):

  • Completely displaced
  • No contact between fracture planes
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Young child (3-6 years):

  • Completely displaced
  • No contact between fracture planes
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