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Triplane Fracture Wheeless

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Description: - name derives from the fact that the fracture exists in the frontal, lateral, and transverse planes;
- fracture tends to occur in older children and young adolescents during an 18 month window, prior to physeal closure;
- lateral portion of epiphysis is the last to close leaving it vulnerable to injury;
- epiphyseal arrest and angular deformity are uncommon
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Wed Jan 16 2008