Epiphyseal Growth Plate Fractures

  • Hamlet A. Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Physeal Fractures: General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-6
    3. Pages 7-19
    4. Pages 21-91
    5. Pages 93-115
    6. Pages 117-130
    7. Pages 131-139
    8. Pages 141-144
    9. Pages 145-198
  3. Physeal Fractures: Anatomic Sites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Pages 201-226
    3. Pages 227-272
    4. Pages 273-388
    5. Pages 389-397
    6. Pages 399-410
    7. Pages 411-419
    8. Pages 421-523
    9. Pages 525-547
    10. Pages 549-594

About this book


This comprehensive reference work covers all aspects of growth plate fractures and their complications. Following general reviews of growth plate fractures, 21 chapters deal with each epiphyseal growth plate in the body. All of these chapters are constructed similarly for easy and quick retrieval of the required information. The main emphasis is on evaluation (diagnosis) and management (treatment). A separate section is devoted to premature partial physeal arrest, as this is by far the most common and feared complication of a growth plate fracture and its treatment is involved and controversial. The case studies included are often based on 20- to 30-year follow-ups, revealing cases that originally appeared to be quite satisfactory at the conclusion of growth but were found to have turned out quite poorly years later. 

This unique text is an essential and excellent resource for any pediatric orthopedic surgeon as well as all personnel in the emergency room.


Pediatric orthopedics Physeal arrest Premature closure anatomy cartilage complication complications emergency foot fracture growth hand

Authors and affiliations

  • Hamlet A. Peterson
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryCollege of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Mayo ClinicCollege of MedicineRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Mayo Medical School, Mayo ClinicCollege of MedicineRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-33802-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-33801-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-33802-4
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