Team physician #5. Salter-Harris type I fracture of the distal radius due to weightlifting

Orthop Rev. 1989 Feb;18(2):233-5.


A Salter-Harris Type I distal radius fracture was sustained by a skeletally immature adolescent while performing a supine bench press during weight training. Closed reduction was accomplished without difficulty. Fractures in adolescence due to weightlifting are rare but illustrate the need for proper instruction and supervision.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Radius Fractures / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sports*
  • Weight Lifting*
  • Wrist Injuries / diagnostic imaging*