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How Long To Growth Plate Fractures Take To Heal
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
How long does it take for a growth plate fracture in a 3 year old to heal, who's been immobilized for 3 weeks?
Depends: How quickly growth plate fractures heal depends on a number of factors. The most important are probably: which bone is fractured, how severe it is, age and the general health of the child. That being said, children do tend to heal more quickly, and growth plate fractures heal more quickly than other fractures. With more information, one of our ortho docs may be able to give you a better idea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Growth plate: The healing process begins immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If a thumb had a fractured growth plate 4 years ago could it still be causing problems now? Can it be fixed?
My thumb swells up from taking notes in class or barely bumping then hurts to where I can't move it fractured growth plate 4 years ago is that why?
Possible: If that was the same side as the injury, it could absolutely have something to do with your current symptoms. Since it is causing problems, see a hand surgeon for a consultation. There may be some physical or occupational therapy that could help, but you want to make sure there's nothing wrong that requires an operation as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
My thumb swells up and turns black and blue from barely hitting it or even taking notes in class fractured growth plate and tore tissue 8th gr. Now sr
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