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PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS: S89.021A: Salter-Harris type 2 physeal fracture of the right distal tibia. The Salter-Harris (SH) Classification System is a way to grade fractures that involve the growth plate... (physis). Seventy-five % of lower extremity fractures in children are SH type 2. (Levine et al., 2022) When a Pt presents with ankle symptoms a detailed history and physical examination are crucial. Although a nurse practitioner may provide initial care and refer to a pediatric orthopedic specialist, obtaining details about the trauma may help narrow down the differentials and testing needed. In addition, a basic understanding of the pediatric anatomy can lead to a better understanding of the mechanism of injury. Bone growth is not complete for a male until somewhere between the ages of 14 to 17 years old [Show More]

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