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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...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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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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Could wearing small shoes stop foot growth in teenagers?

Could wearing small shoes stop foot growth in teenagers?

No: But it will cause discomfort and possibly contribute to toe deformities. Depending on how old the teenager is, and especially if they are female, their growth might be completed anyway. ...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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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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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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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal ( the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...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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During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

During foot reconstruction for foot compartment syndrome damage, cut plantar fascia off my heel bone. Will it scar back to heel or remain floating?

It Will Scar down: The ligament will grow and attach in an elongated status. Massage frequently during the first 8 weeks to minimize scar fibrosis, scaring and use an arch support or orthotic to decrease stress on this plantar fascial ligament. ...Read more

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Extra bone growth in heels called?

Extra bone growth in heels called?

Heel spur: Also known as a Calaneal Exostosis, it is an outgrowth of bone on the heels, typically found either plantarly (on the bottom) or posteriorly (at the back) of the heel. It usually grows in response to stress on the bone by a tendon and subsequent inflammation; typically the plantar fascia (on the bottom) or the Achilles tendon (at the back) ...Read more

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Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Yes: Bruising or hematoma from the injury fracture can take several weeks to months to resolve as deep injuries may time to resolve. You may have some residual swelling from the fracture healing with localized discoloration for several months. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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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