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medicine for growth plate injury

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fracture: A growth plate injury is a type of injury (fracture) to a bone that occurs to a section of cartilage where growth (lengthening) of the bone occurs. C ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
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.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many: Pain, swelling, bruising, limping (lower extremity), unwillingness to move/use the extremity are the most common.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
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 o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Consult your doc: The answer will depend on the location and the type of the growth plate injury.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
See below: Growth plate injury refers to damage of the epiphysis /growth center in the long bones of skeletally immature individuals. This is where active grow ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
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 th ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Consult your doc: The answer will depend on the location and the type of the growth plate injury.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: One of the risks of growth injury is early growth arrest resulting in less length of the involved bone at skeletal maturity.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Tissenbaum
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Unlikely: The vast majority of growth plates have fused by the time a female is 18
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Most often - no. However, stiffness or growth problems may occur with any growth plate injury.

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