Paediatric fractures- Salter Harris classification


"ME" or "SALTeR" mnmonic may be helpful.

SH1 - Separated

SH2 - Above epiphysis

SH3 - Below epiphysis

SH4 - Through epiphysis

SH4 - Rammed together

Salter-Harris 1 Salter-Harris 2 Salter-Harris 3 Salter-Harris 4 Salter-Harris 5


Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 05/02/04. Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 09/01/2007. Last review Dr ÍOS 21/06/21.