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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?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 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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