Fractures of the proximal tibial epiphysis

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1979 Oct;61(7):996-1002.


Fractures of the proximal tibial epiphysis are rare. A series of twenty-eight fractures classified according to the Salter-Harris method showed that nine were Type II and eight, Type IV. Lawn-mower injuries, a previously unreported mode of injury for this fracture, caused five of the eight Type-IV fractures and were associated with the worst prognosis by far. Two Type-V fractures in the proximal tibial epiphysis, previously unreported, are described.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home
  • Adolescent
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Epiphyses / injuries
  • Female
  • Fractures, Closed / therapy
  • Household Articles
  • Humans
  • Leg Length Inequality / etiology
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Radiography
  • Tibial Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Tibial Fractures / etiology
  • Tibial Fractures / therapy*