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When Is Growth Plate Fracture Of Foot Healed
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
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
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
I fractured my growth plate in my left ankle was in a cast for 4 weeks and then was but in an ankle corset for 3 but i still can't run. What do I do?
Pain and swelling : See a doctor for evaluation. Grow plate injuries can possible impede growth of the bone if not treated properly. ...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?
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
My son 6 months old, he was born with ankle growth plate fractures, numerous infections and milk protein intolerance mum has low vit d and low thyroi?
Will a fracture on a growth plate (on the ankle) extend into nearby bone? Doctor couldn't tell sprain vs. fracture on X-Ray of ankle.
I've fractured the growthplate in each ankle before but there was almost no swelling. Why could this be?
Growth plate: The healing process begins immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Will a nondisplaced tibia fracture(not growth plate fracture) change the height of the bone once fully healed?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An xray will tell --: And seeing an orthopod will confirm, it to be one or the other. At age 49, you don't get a growth plate problem; unless the question was about some kid. Good luck. ...Read more
As you get older(later teens) and growth slows,does it become harder to sustain a growth plate fracture?
Yes: AS the growth plate matures, it is less susceptible to fractures because it begins to unite with the shaft of the bone. ...Read more
Could a growth plate fracture in one leg, which caused stunted growth of that leg affect the growth of the other leg?
The fracture: Itself will not directly affect the growth of the other leg, but the overuse the other leg may suffer can cause early growth plate closure occasionally on the leg that was not broken. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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