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Medicine For Growth Plate Injury
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
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
Consult your doc: The answer will depend on the location and the type of the growth plate injury. ...Read more
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
Please explain if it is possible to get a growth plate injury at around 18 years of age for a female?
Unlikely: The vast majority of growth plates have fused by the time a female is 18 ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Probably not: Most growth plate injuries are a type of fracture that heal normally. ...Read more
Growth plate injury of th wrist doesn't hurt any more. Does that mean my son can return to sports?
Talk to MD: Before returning to contact or sports that require use of arms please consult with your physician. ...Read more
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
What are tx options for a 35yr old growth plate injury to wrist that now is causing pain, range of motion and strength issues.
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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