Premature physeal closure following distal tibia physeal fractures: a new radiographic predictor.

@article{Barmada2003PrematurePC,
  title={Premature physeal closure following distal tibia physeal fractures: a new radiographic predictor.},
  author={Adam Barmada and Tracey P Gaynor and Scott J. Mubarak},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={733-9}
}
The incidence and predictors of premature physeal closure (PPC) after pediatric distal tibial fractures were investigated. PPC was defined as evidence of growth plate disturbance on the injured side compared with the uninjured side. Ninety-two fractures were reviewed with at least 1 year of follow-up, or until physiologic closure of the growth plates. Twenty-five fractures (27.2%) were complicated by PPC, as confirmed by CT scan in most cases. Salter-Harris III and IV (medial malleolar type… CONTINUE READING

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