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Growth Plate Injury Medication
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Please explain if it is possible to get a growth plate injury at around 18 years of age for a female?
Unlikely: The vast majority of growth plates have fused by the time a female is 18 ...Read more
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
Low possibility : Depending of course on the mechanism of injury and the exact type of growth plate fracture that occurred, deformity from a growth plate injury occurs in less than 10% of patients. In all cases, the patient is closely monitored with growth to determine if the injured limb is lagging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Growth plate injury of th wrist doesn't hurt any more. Does that mean my son can return to sports?
See a specialist: There are different types of growth plate fractures. If the fracture involved the ankle joint then there may be damage in the joint cartilage causing the pain. Any misalignment of a bone in the joint can also cause pain. You need to see a specialist who will evaluate and possibly take an MRI to see if there is any damage in the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are tx options for a 35yr old growth plate injury to wrist that now is causing pain, range of motion and strength issues.
Depends: The injury maybe evident immediately on an x-ray. Sometimes, a slater 1 injury, does not show on an x-ray. This type of growth plate injury is based on clinical history, the mechanism of injury, and the exam. Also, a repeat x-ray, may show evidence of healing on a fracture that was not seen on the initial x-ray. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle after a fall in PE. I have had recent injuries on this ankle such as a growth plate fracture, now its making cracking noises?
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