A 16-year-old male asked:
Could mild tenderness and/or minor inflammation on or near growth plate lead to stunted growth if a fracture never occurs?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Growth plate damage: Impaired growth of a bone usually occurs only from a fracture or crush type injury to the growth plate. Any suspected injury of a growth plate should be monitored by a physician.
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Last updated Aug 2, 2014
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