- Occur in pediatrics presents as Salter-Harris fractures. These can lead to growth arrest and decreased joint mobility.
- Occur in elderly or frail patients.
- At risk for popliteal artery and peroneal nerve injury. Including A-A or ABI in your vascular evaluation.
- Most fractures require surgical treatment.
- Stable, nondisplaced fractures can be treated nonoperatively with immobilization.
- CT scan be useful to evaluate for articular extension.