What is a Level 3 fracture?

What is a Level 3 fracture?

A type III fracture (see the images below) is a fracture through the physis and epiphysis. This fracture passes through the hypertrophic layer of the physis and extends to split the epiphysis, inevitably damaging the reproductive layer of the physis.

What are the 6 types of fractures?

The Different Types of Bone Fractures

  • Transverse fracture. A transverse fracture occurs when a bone breaks at a 90-degree angle to the long axis of the bone.
  • Oblique fracture.
  • Comminuted fracture.
  • Greenstick fracture.
  • Stress fracture.
  • Pathologic fracture.

What is a Level 4 fracture?

Salter-Harris type IV fractures are relatively uncommon injuries that occur in children. They are intra-articular injuries in which the fracture extends through the epiphysis, across the physis and through the metaphysis. Salter-Harris fractures are a group childhood injuries where a fracture involves the physis.

What is a Grade 4 fracture?

grade 4: severe marrow edema on both fat-suppressed T2WI and T1WI or periosteal edema plus visible fracture line on T1WI or T2WI.

What are the 9 types of bone fractures?

Different types of bone fractures can be open, closed, stable, displaced, partial, or complete.

  • Transverse Fracture. Transverse fractures are breaks that are in a straight line across the bone.
  • Spiral Fracture.
  • Greenstick Fracture.
  • Stress Fracture.
  • Compression Fracture.
  • Oblique Fracture.
  • Impacted Fracture.
  • Segmental Fracture.

What is a Level 2 fracture?

A type II Salter-Harris fracture is the most common pediatric physeal fracture, occurring frequently in children over 10 years of age. This fracture breaks at an angle, cutting through most of the growth plate and the metaphysis, the area above the growth plate.

What is a Level 1 fracture?

Type 1 fractures are a complete break through the growth plate. Type 2 fractures break through the growth plate and crack through part of the bone shaft (long part of the bone). Type 3 fractures go through part of the growth plate and crack through part of the bone end.