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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Help Heal Fractures In Shoulder Growth Plate

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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?

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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?

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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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 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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Could a fractured growth plate from four years ago still be causing problems in my thumb?

Could a fractured growth plate from four years ago still be causing problems in my thumb?

Yes: It is possible that a growth plate injury could effect your thumb years later. There can be shortening, deformity, stiffness, and sometimes even pain. if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see you hand or orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation and x-rays. ...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?

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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My thumb swells up from taking notes in class or barely bumping then hurts to where I can't move it fractured growth plate 4 years ago is that why?

My thumb swells up from taking notes in class or barely bumping then hurts to where I can't move it fractured growth plate 4 years ago is that why?

Possible: If that was the same side as the injury, it could absolutely have something to do with your current symptoms. Since it is causing problems, see a hand surgeon for a consultation. There may be some physical or occupational therapy that could help, but you want to make sure there's nothing wrong that requires an operation as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My thumb swells up and turns black and blue from barely hitting it or even taking notes in class fractured growth plate and tore tissue 8th gr. Now sr

My thumb swells up and turns black and blue from barely hitting it or even taking notes in class fractured growth plate and tore tissue 8th gr. Now sr

Get it checked...: Glomus tumor can because discoloration and sensitivity. It's usually very cold sensitive. Typically occur beneath the nail. X-rays can be helpful, but sometimes an MRI is necessary. ...Read more

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Which would hurt more a broken bone or a fractured growth plate?

Which would hurt more a broken bone or a fractured growth plate?

Both painful: A growth plate injury is considered a specialized type of fracture. Both are painful though some growth plate injuries can demonstrate minimal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a growth plate fracture or only a bruise, how to tell?

Can you tell me if a growth plate fracture or only a bruise, how to tell?

An xray will tell --: And seeing an orthopod will confirm, it to be one or the other. At age 49, you don't get a growth plate problem; unless the question was about some kid. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a fracture in the ankle growth plate?

What are the signs and symptoms of a fracture in  the ankle growth plate?

Pain and swelling : See a doctor for evaluation. Grow plate injuries can possible impede growth of the bone if not treated properly. ...Read more

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

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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Can orthopedics see your growth plate in your wrist? I think i might have fractured it, can they see the growth plate in an X-ray type thing?

Can orthopedics see your growth plate in your wrist? I think i might have fractured it, can they see the growth plate in an X-ray type thing?

Growth plates: Growth plates are visible on x-ray if the patient is still developing. Once the growth plates close, they are no longer visible on x-ray and the patient stops growing. All growth plates in your body should be closed at this point. If you feel that you fractured your wrist, i would recommend evaluation by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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May have fractured foot growth plate. If so would I get a cast or boot?

May have fractured foot growth plate. If so would I get a cast or boot?

Possible: Depending on the Orthopedic specialist and the bone fractured they will either five a walking boot or cast . Good luck ...Read more

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If someone suffered a growth plate fracture in the fibula of a leg and it led to stunted growth, could that mean the tibia could "outgrow" the fibula?

If someone suffered a growth plate fracture in the fibula of a leg and it led to stunted growth, could that mean the tibia could "outgrow" the fibula?

Fibula fx: More likely if it indeed led to stunted growth that the lack of growth of the fibula held back appropriate growth of the tibia and that led to the growth problems. Your fibula usually does not determine height because it is a non-weight bearing bone, but in that instance it could have effect on height. ...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?

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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How can I fake a growth plate fracture?

You can't: You can only have a fracture to the growth plate while it is still open. Once the growth plate fuses, which occurs while you grow, you can not fracture it. As an adult, you no longer have open growth plates. ...Read more