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Trauma (Pediatrics)

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The most severe epiphyseal growth disturbance is likely to result from which of the following types of fracture? (PGI Nov 2013)



A Fracture dislocation of a joint adjacent to an epiphysis

B Fracture through the articular cartilage extending into the epiphysis

C Transverse fracture of the bone shaft on the metaphyseal side of the epiphysis

D Separation of the epiphysis at the diaphyseal side of the growth plate

E Crushing injury compressing the growth plate

Ans. E

Crushing injury compressing the growth plate

See Salter Harris classification in text above. This Type V Salter Harris injury has highest incidence of epiphyseal growth disturbance.

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