Board Review: Orthopedics

An 8 year old girl presents to your emergency department with left knee pain after jumping from the top of a jungle gym.  On exam the left knee is swollen with decreased ROM and the patient is unable to bear weight.  Her XRAY is shown below.  What is the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer) 

A)  Salter Harris Type I

B)  Salter Harris Type II

C)  Salter Harris Type III

D)  Salter Harris Type IV


















 The correct answer is (B) Salter Harris type II.


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