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May have fractured foot growth plate. If so would I get a cast or boot?

May have fractured foot growth plate. If so would I get a cast or boot?

Possible: Depending on the Orthopedic specialist and the bone fractured they will either five a walking boot or cast . Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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May have a compressed/fractured growth plate in my foot. I don't think it's severe but it throbs and I have a ton of pain.Would I get a boot or a cast?

May have a compressed/fractured growth plate in my foot. I don't think it's severe but it throbs and I have a ton of pain.Would I get a boot or a cast?

Fracture: Either. Fractures are best treated with some type of immobilization. The problem with a boot is it can be removed. They are nice as they can be removed for sleep, bathing, etc. if the pain is not controlled with the cast boot, then moving to a fiberglass cast or plaster cast would be the next option. See your orthopedic dr or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Waiting to see specialist. Doc said possible growth plate fracture.My son cant stand on foot and falls to ground. Is it normal to worsen everyday?

Waiting to see specialist. Doc said possible growth plate fracture.My son cant stand on foot and falls to ground. Is it normal to worsen everyday?

Stay off it.: If there is even the slightest possibility of a growth plate fracture, you son should not be standing. You need to keep the foot immobilized and elevated as much as possible. If there is swelling, apply ice. Depending on how long you have to wait to see a specialist, you might call your family doctor to push things along. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a growth plate fracture in the ankle to heal?

How long will it take for a growth plate fracture in the ankle to heal?

4 to 6 weeks: Not all ankle fractures are the same. Healing depends on where the fracture is and the severity of it. A small number of these fractures require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a growth plate fracture in a 3 year old to heal, who's been immobilized for 3 weeks?

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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 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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My daughter's growth plate fracture of her knee is healed (after 6 weeks) according to xray but too painful/swells for ballet /pointe. Advice?

My daughter's growth plate fracture of her knee is healed (after 6 weeks) according to xray but too painful/swells for ballet /pointe. Advice?

Eval by sports med: My first thought is to recommend another 6wks off.A better idea is to have the case reviewed in a consultation with a sports medicine clinic.An exam at the center by a sports med professional can give you a good idea if rest or therapy are needed and give a better timeline for return to full participation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more