Stress-induced Salter-Harris I growth plate injury of the proximal tibia: first report

Skeletal Radiol. 2005 Jul;34(7):405-10. doi: 10.1007/s00256-004-0892-5. Epub 2005 Mar 22.


We describe a case of chronic Salter-Harris I injury of the proximal tibial epiphysis. To our knowledge such an injury has not been described in the English language literature. The radiological appearance can mimic chronic infection. The possibility of chronic athletic stress-related change should be considered in such scenarios to avoid a misdiagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Football / injuries*
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnosis*
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnostic imaging
  • Growth Plate / diagnostic imaging
  • Growth Plate / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Salter-Harris Fractures*
  • Tibial Fractures / diagnosis*
  • Tibial Fractures / diagnostic imaging