Salter Fracture Classification

Salter Classification
I Shearing separation of epiphysis from metaphysis
II Small segment of metaphysis taken with epiphysis
(Thurston-Holland fragment)
III Intra-articular epiphyseal without epiphyseal plate injury
IV Vertical through metaphysis, epiphyseal plate and epiphysis
V Crush Injury of epiphysis

85% are type I or II - good prognosis

Collateral ligament avulsion injuries are usually type II or III

Mallet fractures are usually type I

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