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Physeal injuries 

Physeal injuries
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Physeal injuries
Author(s):

G. Spence

and Deborah M. Eastwood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.014002
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date: 18 September 2020

Damage to the physis may lead to slowing or angulation of growth, especially if a bone bar forms

Fractures involving the physis may be difficult to diagnose on x-ray

The Salter–Harris classification is commonly used

Fixation of fractures should not cross the physis if it can be avoided

Partial growth arrest may be best treated with a complete epiphysiodesis followed by reconstruction.

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