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Can i injure my growth plate?

Can i injure my growth plate?

Yes: Yes, it is certainly possible to injure a growth plate. Many fractures (broken bones) in kids occur near or across growth plates. However, unless you had an injury, there shouldn't be any usual reason your growth plates would be injured. ...Read more

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How do I recover from a broken growth plate?

How do I recover from a broken growth plate?

It depends: Growth plates injuries vary and are generally classified as types 1 to 5 on the salter-harris system. The severity and displacement of the injury would dictate the treatment. A broken growth plate will heal - trying to get it to heal without any deformity or growth retardation down the road is the concern. Any growth plate injury should be seen by your md and followed over several years. ...Read more

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How can you know if you broke a growth plate?

How can you know if you broke a growth plate?

See it on X-ray : Growth plates are on the end of growing long bones in the immature skeletons. Fractures or other injuries at the bone ends during childhood frequently involve the growth plates as the cartilage plate there is weaker than the bone. Proper treatment results in few lasting deformities. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if I have damaged my growth plate?

In what way can I tell if I have damaged my growth plate?

@ Ur age they R...: ....Closed . If injured as a child, u may have a shorter or angulated bone, ; the severity depends on how much u grew after the injury. ...Read more

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When you break your growth plate will it affect you years later?

When you break your growth plate will it affect you years later?

Only if broken young: Damaged growth plates are harmful because they can prevent normal bone growth in childhood and adolescence. As an adult, growth plates are inactive (fused or closed) so this is only a true problem for children still growing. Adults can suffer from differences in limb length for a lifetime if one limb had a significant growth plate injury while still growing as a child. See an orthopedic surgeon... ...Read more

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If a person has a broken growth plate is there any way for it to grow?

If a person has a broken growth plate is there any way for it to grow?

Yes: There are different types of growth plate injuries. A minor injury through the weak area of the growth plate will have minimal effects on growth once reduced. If the important growing cell layer of the plate gets injured, growth can be affected. ...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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What exactly is a growth plate injury ?

What exactly is a growth plate injury ?

Growth plate injury : This is a contusion of or a fracture though the growth plate of a bone in children. More common in the long bones and in boys. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a growth plate injury?

What are symptoms of a growth plate injury?

Many: Pain, swelling, bruising, limping (lower extremity), unwillingness to move/use the extremity are the most common. ...Read more

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Salter 1 growth plate injury; is it serious?

Growth plate injury: Generally this particular growth plate injury does well when treated appropriately. Most of the time the injury does not result in any early closure of the growth plate. ...Read more

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What is the growth plate injury recovery time?

What is the growth plate injury recovery time?

Consult your doc: The answer will depend on the location and the type of the growth plate injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: growth plate injury?

What is the definition or description of: growth plate injury?

Impaired bone growth: The growth plate is where new bone is created in a developing child. The significance of injury to that area is that it can interrupt normal growth and cause to bone to be shorter or grow at an angle. If there is a growth plate injury it is important to get treatment from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a teen to recover from a growth plate injury?

How long will it take for a teen to recover from a growth plate injury?

Depends: Growth plates typically begin to close in the early teens. An injury to the growth plate is a fracture and fractures take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If the fracture is separated or displaced then the patient may need to be put in a cast or have surgery, depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Growth plate injury years ago. Could this have caused possible growth arrest?

Growth plate injury years ago. Could this have caused possible growth arrest?

Possibly: One of the risks of growth injury is early growth arrest resulting in less length of the involved bone at skeletal maturity. ...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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How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

See below: The growth plate is present in children and usually closed by age 14. Injury occurs from direct trauma and there are many stages of growth plate injury. ...Read more

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If you break leg growth plate, will you be shorter when you are older?

If you break leg growth plate, will you be shorter when you are older?

Depends: Depends on which growth plate (which bone) and your bone age. The bone age (related to but not the same as chronological age) is the amount of time left that the skeleton is growing. If there is not much time left, the growth loss may not be apparent. Some growth plates contribute more to length than others. ...Read more

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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