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If A Person Has A Broken Growth Plate Is There Any Way For It To Grow
Since not all the growth plates fuse at the same time, could HGH make you just grow WIDER if started at the wrong point during growth plate fusion?
No: Their is no point in the maturation and closure if the growth plates that a person would grow wider and not taller. ...Read more
If HGH is given DURING growth plate fusion can my son grow disproportionate (eg. just the hip/jaw grows) since not all gro.pla. fuse at the same time?
I have growth plate in my right knee, leg is 1 inch longer than other, if taken out, is there a chance the leg will continue to grow longer than other?
Many risks: Yes, if growth plate activity continues after surgery, the leg may continue to grow. There's also a chance that the other leg continues to grown and then THAT leg is the longer one. You and your parents need to discuss risks & benefits with the surgeon, as well as alternatives, including waiting until your bones are fully mature before doing ANYTHING besides using a shoe lift. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
@ 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
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
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
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
X-Ray: An x-ray can determine the answer to both of those questions. You are done growing once the growth plates fuse (especially the ones in the legs and spine), though often an x-ray of the wrist can help see if growth has stopped; however, we wouldn't typically do this unless there was a reason to suspect an abnormality. If you sustained an injury, an x-ray can also see if a growth plate was fractured. ...Read more
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