Radiologe 2020 Dec;60(12):1183-1194
Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Kinder- und Neuroradiologie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057, Rostock, Deutschland.
Transitional fractures are special forms of epiphyseal injuries in adolescents in whom the growth plate is already partially closed. Due to the partial ossification specific stereotypical fracture patterns can develop, which can be differentiated into twoplane, triplane I and triplane II fractures, depending on the involvement of the metaphysis and the number of fragments. At the beginning of the diagnostics conventional projection radiography in two planes is used; however, due to the complex fracture patterns computed tomography (CT) is often indicated, also for preoperative planning. Read More