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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 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