Executive Editor: Fergal Monsell

General Editor: Chris Colton

Authors: Andrew Howard, Theddy Slongo

Pediatric distal humerus 13-E/2.1

General considerations

Salter-Harris II fractures with lateral metaphyseal wedges are uncommon and are mostly seen in children aged under 5 years.

Salter-Harris II fractures with medial metaphyseal wedges are exceedingly rare and will not be considered further.

Note: In children younger than 2 years of age, Salter-Harris II fractures of the distal humerus can be a sign of nonaccidental injury.



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