Classification Description Notes
Type 1 Through the physis May be occult if nondisplaced
Type 2 Through physis and metaphysis Most common
Type 3 Through physis and epiphysis
Type 4 Through metaphysis and epiphysis
Type 5 Crush injury of the physis Most severe



Salter RB, Harris WR. (1963) “Injuries involving the epiphyseal plate.” J Bone Joint Surg Am 45:587– 622.