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How long will it take for a growth plate fracture in the ankle to heal?

How long will it take for a growth plate fracture in the ankle to heal?

4 to 6 weeks: Not all ankle fractures are the same. Healing depends on where the fracture is and the severity of it. A small number of these fractures require surgery. ...Read more

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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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How long does it take for a growth plate fracture in a 3 year old to heal, who's been immobilized for 3 weeks?

How long does it take for a growth plate fracture in a 3 year old to heal, who's been immobilized for 3 weeks?

Depends: How quickly growth plate fractures heal depends on a number of factors. The most important are probably: which bone is fractured, how severe it is, age and the general health of the child. That being said, children do tend to heal more quickly, and growth plate fractures heal more quickly than other fractures. With more information, one of our ortho docs may be able to give you a better idea. ...Read more

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How to help catch up growth after fractured growth plate injury?

No good solution: There is nothing a person can do to catch up growth after a growth plate injury. If there is a limb length discrepancy after such an injury has resolved, then the limbs could be evened out by limb length shortening of the other side or lengthening of the shorter side but these are typically only done if the discrepancy is severe. ...Read more

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How to help ankle pain from fractured growth plate injury that happened over a year ago?

How to help ankle pain from fractured growth plate injury that happened over a year ago?

See a specialist: There are different types of growth plate fractures. If the fracture involved the ankle joint then there may be damage in the joint cartilage causing the pain. Any misalignment of a bone in the joint can also cause pain. You need to see a specialist who will evaluate and possibly take an MRI to see if there is any damage in the joint. ...Read more

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I fractured the growth plate in my thumb four years ago and it is still causing problems (swelling & pain) could a doctor do anything now to help?

I fractured the growth plate in my thumb four years ago and it is still causing problems (swelling & pain) could a doctor do anything now to help?

Talk Ur parents: about Ur trouble. They make the decisions. I would C if they will let U C an orthopedist, best is fellowship trained hand surgeon if 1 in Ur area. This needs hands on xam and imaging 2 property C what the problem is & what can B done if anything. ...Read more

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How to know if i stopped growing or fractured a growth plate?

How to know if i stopped growing or fractured a growth plate?

X-Ray: An x-ray can determine the answer to both of those questions. You are done growing once the growth plates fuse (especially the ones in the legs and spine), though often an x-ray of the wrist can help see if growth has stopped; however, we wouldn't typically do this unless there was a reason to suspect an abnormality. If you sustained an injury, an x-ray can also see if a growth plate was fractured. ...Read more

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I fell on my fractured growth plate and it hurts worse. What should I do.?

I fell on my fractured growth plate and it hurts worse. What should I do.?

Re-xray: If there is increased pain after a reinjury to the fracture, the only reasonable plan is to get it re-xrayed. Please get it checked! ...Read more

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What happens if i walk on a fractured growth plate?

What happens if i walk on a fractured growth plate?

Displaces fracture: An initial nondisplaced fracture can displace and require operative open reduction internal fixation. Also if the fracture is unstable walking on it may not allow it to heal. ...Read more

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If a thumb had a fractured growth plate 4 years ago could it still be causing problems now? Can it be fixed?

Maybe: growth plate fractures can be problematic. Best to see ortho hand specialist. In addition to X-ray, might want to see mri or bone scan of area. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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