WWWTP #17 Answer…

June 30, 2014

Eponyms, Orthopedics, Trauma, Wrist XR, WWWTP, XR


This is a pediatric radiograph of a patient with wrist pain after a fall:

SHII fx distal radius II SHII fx distal radius

 

There is a subtle linear lucency on the distal radius, best seen on the lateral view.

This is a Salter-Harris Type II Distal Radius fracture.  For a refresher on Salter-Harris classification see:

Salter-Harris

Author:  Russell Jones

References

1.  Salter-Harris Fracture.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salter–Harris_fracture

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