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fractured growth plate in wrist

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Growth plates: Growth plates are visible on x-ray if the patient is still developing. Once the growth plates close, they are no longer visible on x-ray and the pati ... Read More
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
At 39?: At 39 year of age, all your growth plate have closed. The hand has predictable ossification centers that follow a pattern. Here's a link for more de ... Read More
Dr. Peter Tomasello
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The growth plate be: Comes fused in a male at around 19 yoa. I would be concerned more so of an articulare injury( as this involves the joint surface) . I would recommend ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose J Monsivais
49 years experience Hand Surgery
Post traumatic arthr: Post traumatic arthritis of neighboring joint
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinay Pampati
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U don't have them: At 31 years old u should not really have growth plates.
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: But he can tell u where or if your distal radius is broken. Your growth plates are closed
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Dickson
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Displaces fracture: An initial nondisplaced fracture can displace and require operative open reduction internal fixation. Also if the fracture is unstable walking on it ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience Family Medicine
X-Ray: An x-ray can determine the answer to both of those questions. You are done growing once the growth plates fuse (especially the ones in the legs and sp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
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 resolv ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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!
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture leg: Yes the growth plate is visible on a xray.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: growth plate fractures can be problematic. Best to see ortho hand specialist. In addition to X-ray, might want to see mri or bone scan of area. Hope ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Possible: If that was the same side as the injury, it could absolutely have something to do with your current symptoms. Since it is causing problems, see a hand ... Read More

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