Bone Up on Pediatric Fractures: A Lesson on Types and Respecting the Growth Plate

Young bone is different from mature bone – so kids’ bones break and heal differently. Orthopedic surgeon Ravinder Brar, MD, MPH, offers a refresher on the remodeling process and elucidates the widely used Salter-Harris classification system for fractures involving the physis, illustrating each type with case X-ray images. Learn keys to ensuring good outcomes, including the window for surgery.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Ravinder Brar MD MPH

Ravinder Brar MD MPH

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Ravinder Brar is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for children with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures and other bone or muscle injuries, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, skeletal dysplasia and other deformities, ...

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