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What is the Salter-Harris classification for broken bones in children?

The Salter-Harris classification is used by physicians to help determine the extent of a growth plate injury in a child. This classification will help determine if the area will be put into a cast or require surgery.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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