Displaced Salter-Harris type I injury in a gymnast. A slipped capital humeral epiphysis?

Orthop Rev. 1994 Jun;23(6):538-41.


The case of an adolescent Olympic-level gymnast with insidious onset shoulder pain is presented. Radiographic evaluation revealed bilateral physeal irregularities of the proximal humerus similar to those seen in Little Leaguer's shoulder. Roentgenograms of the involved shoulder also demonstrated Salter-Harris type I displacement at this physis and a slipped capital humeral epiphysis was diagnosed. A discussion reviewing proximal humeral physeal injury follows the case presentation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Epiphyses, Slipped / diagnostic imaging
  • Epiphyses, Slipped / etiology*
  • Epiphyses, Slipped / therapy
  • Female
  • Gymnastics / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Humerus*
  • Radiography
  • Shoulder Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Shoulder Fractures / etiology*
  • Shoulder Fractures / therapy
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Shoulder Joint / diagnostic imaging