The pediatric triplane ankle fracture.

  title={The pediatric triplane ankle fracture.},
  author={Kent A Schnetzler and Daniel Gerard Hoernschemeyer},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={15 12},
The pediatric triplane ankle fracture represents a unique spectrum of injury that does not fit neatly into the Salter-Harris classification of physeal injury. This fracture is particular to the pediatric population and often is termed a transitional injury. It is the result of the characteristic asymmetric closure of the distal tibial physis over a period of approximately 18 months. The triplane ankle fracture is a multiplanar injury with three classically described fracture fragments. It has… CONTINUE READING