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Definition of Salter-Harris fracture

Salter-Harris fracture: A traumatic fracture of the physeal and/or epiphyseal growth plate. Salter-Harris fractures occur in the extremities of children at the point where new bone is being formed as the bones grow.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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