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A 32-year-old member asked:

If a 15yo boy breaks a bone and doctor becomes very concerned the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal plate what are options?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation.
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