Epiphyseal plate sparing fixation for Salter-Harris IV ankle fractures

J Foot Surg. 1989 Mar-Apr;28(2):120-3.


The long-term consequences of epiphyseal plate injuries of the ankle certainly can be of high morbidity, and are well documented in the literature. This is especially true of the displaced Salter-Harris type IV fracture. The primary areas to be addressed in this injury are establishment of the proper diagnosis, open reduction with fixation not crossing the physis, and close long-term followup.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Ankle Injuries*
  • Ankle Joint / surgery
  • Bone Screws
  • Fracture Fixation / methods*
  • Fractures, Bone / classification
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery*
  • Growth Plate / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Male