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A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes the epiphyseal plate of long bones to close too early?

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Dr. Keith Joe
21 years experience
Injury typically: The growth plate of bones can close (fuse) too early. One reason can be injury to the growth plate, such as a fracture that crosses or involves it. There certainly are times that it can close early without any known cause as well. Additionally, surgery that involves the plate can cause it problems as well.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of children to close too early?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 11 years experience
Plate closure: Usually exposure to sex hormones ie androgens or estrogens. These are more likely to be elevated in precocious puberty or adrenal disorders. Environmental exposure is rare but on the list.
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