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A 17-year-old female asked:

Had an x-ray over 2 weeks ago on my injured wrist and it isn't broken but i have an open growth plate at 17? still bruised + painful? worse after work

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 21 years experience
See ortho : See hand surgeon for second opinion. Would probably be best to immobilize your wrist in thumb spica splint , rest , apply ice, elevate to reduce swelling and use NSAIDs. Your growth plate will probably close soon don't worry. Salter Harris classification growth plate fractures- not all can be seen on X-rays but if non displaced should be okay. If pain persists repeat imaging and cast. Good luck.
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