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Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Yes: Any injury involving a growth plate may lead to an abnormal closure of the growth plate which may result in a limb length difference. ...Read more

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Growth Plate Injury (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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If one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?

If one had a growth plate fracture in the fibula and it stunt fibula growth but tibia unaffected,could the tibia in the leg become too long for fibula?

Pediatric fractures: The tibia will continue grow which will cause an angular deformity. The person ankle will turn outward. ...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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Can knee injury stunt growth?

Can knee injury stunt growth?

Growth: It can. Injury to the knee's growth plate can affect growth and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

Will a  nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?

NO: Should not be a problem If it is undisplayed fracture with no over ridding and growth plates are not involved Speak to your doctor may have other concerns ...Read more

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Growth plate injury wrist. Will I end up with a stiff wrist?

Growth plate injury wrist.  Will I end up with a stiff wrist?

No: If you are still growing the biggest risk to injuring the growth plate is that it stops growing and leaves that limb short. This depends on your age and how much growth is left. Stiffness after a fracture is rare in kids. ...Read more

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Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?

Bayonet apposition of complete fractured radius and ulna under arm cast as seen in xray both bones are in parallel position, would it heal?

Yes : As i told you before it would be best if this were treated operatively but yes it will most probably heal but with some loss of function/ length / motion ect also check vit d level as if it is low then healing will be negatively impacted. ...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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In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?

In thumb spica splint for suspected scaphoid fracture. Pain in entire thumb area while in splint normal?

Yes and no: If the thumb is swollen then the cast may become too tight, yes, if there is no swelling have the cast rechecked, it may need to be redone. In the meantime elevate your hand above your heart for 15-20 minutes to see if that reduces the pain/swelling and call your dr. ...Read more

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Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.

Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.

No, but. . .: The real problem is how badly if at all, the growth plate has been injured. This could change the rate of growth. At 16 you may not have too much growth left in the distal tibial. All you can do is watch at this point. I GUESS that you'll be OK. ...Read more

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Slight tenderness in small area on upper tibia,near or on growth plate. No walking pain, visible swelling, redness. Could this be growth plate fractur?

Slight tenderness in small area on upper tibia,near or on growth plate. No walking pain, visible swelling, redness. Could this be growth plate fractur?

Probably not, but...: These symptoms do not suggest a fracture of the growth plate. Of course, a visit to your doctor is recommended, because he/she would be able to examine you and order the diagnostic testing that would be necessary to make a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Dislocated knee: Differentiate between dislocated patella and a dislocated knee--but, yes, both can cause fracture and bone bruise. Higher energy injury may be the culprit. ...Read more

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Salter 1 growth plate injury; is it serious?

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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Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...Read more

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Could a growth plate fracture in one leg, which caused stunted growth of that leg affect the growth of the other leg?

Could a growth plate fracture in one leg, which caused stunted growth of that leg affect the growth of the other leg?

The fracture: Itself will not directly affect the growth of the other leg, but the overuse the other leg may suffer can cause early growth plate closure occasionally on the leg that was not broken. ...Read more

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Will a tail bone injury fall in the category of spinal cord injury?

Will a tail bone injury fall in the category of spinal cord injury?

No: If all that was injured is the coccyx. The spinal cord ends in the upper lumbar spine. The coccyx or "tail bone" is a small boney structure off the end of the sacrum. There are no associated spinal cord components that far down the spinal collumn. Injuries to this bone and surrounding soft tissues can be very painfull however, and perpheral nerves can be involved. ...Read more

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Severe intrarticular comminuated fracture of radius, ulna and avulsion stylod six months ago with shifting while in cast still pain palm near thumb?

Palm and thumb pain: Can be due to many things, post fracture joint issues, things that have nothing to do with the actual fracture such as arthritis or tendonitis and some things that overlap , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may help sort this out. ...Read more

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While clavicle hook plate in cause internal bleeding?

While clavicle hook plate in cause internal bleeding?

See a doctor: This question's wording is somewhat confusing. If you feel short of breath, tired, dizzy, confused or in any serious pain those could be signs of internal bleeding. I am not sure what is meant by clavicle hook but any operation or trauma has risk of bleeding. See a doctor or go to an urgent care for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Will a a clicking sound in thumb due to ligaments go? (after hairline fracture in thumb)

Will a a clicking sound in thumb due to ligaments go?       (after hairline fracture in thumb)

Perhaps: e if the ligament was torn during the fracture it might take awhile for it to go away or you may always have it. Usually when the swelling goes down and it heals the clicking will usually decrease. Sometimes if the fracture causes increase bone formation the ligament clicks over the bone area and again sometimes it will resolve or might always have a click See your provider for some advice ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more