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MOURA, Marina Vimieiro Timponi de. Trapped periosteum in a distal femoral physeal injury: magnetic resonance imaging evaluation. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.3, pp. 184-186. ISSN 0100-3984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842012000300015.
Epiphyseal fractures are frequently associated with knee trauma during sports in children and adolescents. Usually, Salter-Harris types I and II fractures are conservatively treated. However, failed closed reduction of displaced fractures suggest the presence of trapped periosteum, with indication for surgery. The present report describes a case of Salter-Harris type I fracture of the distal femur in a child, complicated with trapped periosteum detected at magnetic resonance imaging.
Keywords : Trapped periosteum; Physeal injury; Magnetic resonance imaging; Femur.