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What exactly is a growth plate injury?

What exactly is a growth plate injury?

Growth plate injury: This is a contusion of or a fracture though the growth plate of a bone in children. More common in the long bones and in boys. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Growth Plate Injury (Definition)

The growth plate is where new bone is created in a developing child. The significance of injury to that area is that it can interrupt normal growth and cause to bone to be shorter or grow at an angle. If there is a growth plate injury it is important to get treatment ...Read more


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What are symptoms of a growth plate injury?

What are symptoms of a growth plate injury?

Many: Pain, swelling, bruising, limping (lower extremity), unwillingness to move/use the extremity are the most common. ...Read more

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Salter 1 growth plate injury; is it serious?

Growth plate injury: Generally this particular growth plate injury does well when treated appropriately. Most of the time the injury does not result in any early closure of the growth plate. ...Read more

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What is the growth plate injury recovery time?

What is the growth plate injury recovery time?

Consult your doc: The answer will depend on the location and the type of the growth plate injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: growth plate injury?

What is the definition or description of: growth plate injury?

Impaired bone growth: The growth plate is where new bone is created in a developing child. The significance of injury to that area is that it can interrupt normal growth and cause to bone to be shorter or grow at an angle. If there is a growth plate injury it is important to get treatment from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a teen to recover from a growth plate injury?

How long will it take for a teen to recover from a growth plate injury?

Depends: Growth plates typically begin to close in the early teens. An injury to the growth plate is a fracture and fractures take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If the fracture is separated or displaced then the patient may need to be put in a cast or have surgery, depending on the severity. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a child to recover from a growth plate injury?

How long will it take for a child to recover from a growth plate injury?

Consult your doc: The answer will depend on the location and the type of the growth plate injury. ...Read more

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Growth plate injury years ago. Could this have caused possible growth arrest?

Growth plate injury years ago. Could this have caused possible growth arrest?

Possibly: One of the risks of growth injury is early growth arrest resulting in less length of the involved bone at skeletal maturity. ...Read more

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Growth plate injury wrist. Will I end up with a stiff wrist?

No: If you are still growing the biggest risk to injuring the growth plate is that it stops growing and leaves that limb short. This depends on your age and how much growth is left. Stiffness after a fracture is rare in kids. ...Read more

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How to help catch up growth after fractured growth plate injury?

How to help catch up growth after fractured growth plate injury?

No good solution: There is nothing a person can do to catch up growth after a growth plate injury. If there is a limb length discrepancy after such an injury has resolved, then the limbs could be evened out by limb length shortening of the other side or lengthening of the shorter side but these are typically only done if the discrepancy is severe. ...Read more

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Growth plate injury. Will that leg be shorter than my other leg?

Growth plate injury. Will that leg be shorter than my other leg?

Low possibility: Depending of course on the mechanism of injury and the exact type of growth plate fracture that occurred, deformity from a growth plate injury occurs in less than 10% of patients. In all cases, the patient is closely monitored with growth to determine if the injured limb is lagging. ...Read more

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How can a dr tell when a minor growth plate injury to the wrist is healed?

Examination and Xray: On the examination the lack of tenderness over the fracture and evidence of healing on the xray is used to determine fracture healing. ...Read more

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Doctor said I my child has a growth plate injury to the wrist. Should I be worried?

Doctor said I my child has a growth plate injury to the wrist. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Most growth plate injuries are a type of fracture that heal normally. ...Read more

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How to help ankle pain from fractured growth plate injury that happened over a year ago?

How to help ankle pain from fractured growth plate injury that happened over a year ago?

See a specialist: There are different types of growth plate fractures. If the fracture involved the ankle joint then there may be damage in the joint cartilage causing the pain. Any misalignment of a bone in the joint can also cause pain. You need to see a specialist who will evaluate and possibly take an MRI to see if there is any damage in the joint. ...Read more

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What are tx options for a 35yr old growth plate injury to wrist that now is causing pain, range of motion and strength issues.

What are tx options for a 35yr old growth plate injury to wrist that now is causing pain, range of motion and strength issues.

See Orthopedist: There are no open growth plates in a 35 yo, so it is likely a fracture or ligament injury that requires immobilization and further management. See an Orthopedist for imaging and evaluation. ...Read more

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Growth plate injury herbal treatment?

Growth plate injury herbal treatment?

There are none: There are no that help none that I know of. ...Read more

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How soon can you tell a child has damaged a growth plate in his leg, after an injury?

How soon can you tell a child has damaged a growth plate in his leg, after an injury?

Depends: The injury maybe evident immediately on an x-ray. Sometimes, a slater 1 injury, does not show on an x-ray. This type of growth plate injury is based on clinical history, the mechanism of injury, and the exam. Also, a repeat x-ray, may show evidence of healing on a fracture that was not seen on the initial x-ray. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle after a fall in PE. I have had recent injuries on this ankle such as a growth plate fracture, now its making cracking noises?

I sprained my ankle after a fall in PE. I have had recent injuries on this ankle such as a growth plate fracture, now its making cracking noises?

May be osteoarthriti: This may be osteoarthritis. There can be other things cartilage tear, joint mouse etc. You can discuss this your physician You may need additional imaging ...Read more

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When does a boy growth plate close?

When does a boy growth plate close?

Varies: This is determined by an interplay between genes, hormones and nutrition. For males this can be as early as 15 and as late as 20, with most between 16-17. An x-ray of the wrist/hand is a common way to assess growth plates/potential for more growth in both genders. ...Read more

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How come a broken growth plate stop growing?

How come a broken growth plate stop growing?

Damage: Damage to the layers of cells in the growth plate from which growth occurs can cause bone to grow across the growth plate and growth arrest to occur. ...Read more

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How can you know if you broke a growth plate?

How can you know if you broke a growth plate?

See it on X-ray: Growth plates are on the end of growing long bones in the immature skeletons. Fractures or other injuries at the bone ends during childhood frequently involve the growth plates as the cartilage plate there is weaker than the bone. Proper treatment results in few lasting deformities. ...Read more

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How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

See below: The growth plate is present in children and usually closed by age 14. Injury occurs from direct trauma and there are many stages of growth plate injury. ...Read more

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I fell on my fractured growth plate and it hurts worse. What should I do.?

Re-xray: If there is increased pain after a reinjury to the fracture, the only reasonable plan is to get it re-xrayed. Please get it checked! ...Read more

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Can arimdex delay growth plate closure?

Can arimdex delay growth plate closure?

No, not likely: Arimidex (anastrozole) is not likely to cause any such problem. But why would you take this hormone antagonist in the first place? ...Read more

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Could calcium repair a bone's damaged growth plate?

Could calcium repair a bone's damaged growth plate?

No :- (: If a child's growth plate has been injured, the problem is that the growth plate, which is made of cartilage and not bone might "fuse" or stop growing. Calcium will not prevent injury incidence, or heal a growth plate following an injury. The treatment of growth plate injuries depends on the type of injury, how old the child is, and a number of other factors ---. ...Read more

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Is it possible that orthopedics see your growth plate in your wrist?

Yes: Our bones are living tissue and have visible areas that are responsible for their growth called the physis or growth plate. Once these growth plates are no longer visible on x-rayit is known the bone will no longer grow in length. It is also possible to predict a young persons age by looking at x-rays of the hand or wrist based on knowledge of what bones are visible. ...Read more

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The growth plate is not seen at 16-- can that be missed on an xray.?

The growth plate is not seen at 16-- can that be missed on an xray.?

Which one: We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and at age 16 many are beginning to close. This is also affected by genes and gender. ...Read more

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Do you know are growth plates in all our bones in all our of breaking a growth plate?

Do you know are growth plates in all our bones in all our of breaking a growth plate?

Different bones: There are a number of different types of bones and many do not have "growth plates" as we think of them in long bones in the arms and legs. Growth plate injuries can be particularly serious in growing children which is why as a pediatrician I feel strongly that kids should not be playing football and other high contact sports (also brain trauma). See http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00040. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more