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If a person has a broken growth plate is there any way for it to grow?

If a person has a broken growth plate is there any way for it to grow?

Yes: There are different types of growth plate injuries. A minor injury through the weak area of the growth plate will have minimal effects on growth once reduced. If the important growing cell layer of the plate gets injured, growth can be affected. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: The hormone will primarily affect those areas undergoing growth during the time of administration. Orthodontic/surgical management may eventually be required. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I recover from a broken growth plate?

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 more

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In what way can I tell if I have damaged my growth plate?

In what way can I tell if I have damaged my growth plate?

@ 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

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Can i injure my growth plate?

Can i injure my growth plate?

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

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How can you know if you broke a growth plate?

How can you know if you broke a growth plate?

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

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When you break your growth plate will it affect you years later?

When you break your growth plate will it affect you years later?

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

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How to know if i stopped growing or fractured a growth plate?

How to know if i stopped growing or fractured a growth plate?

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