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Growth plate injury. Will that leg be shorter than my other leg ?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Low possibility

Depending of course on the mechanism of injury and the exact type of growth plate fracture that occurred, deformity from a growth plate injury occurs in less than 10% of patients.
In all cases, the patient is closely monitored with growth to determine if the injured limb is lagging.

In brief: Low possibility

Depending of course on the mechanism of injury and the exact type of growth plate fracture that occurred, deformity from a growth plate injury occurs in less than 10% of patients.
In all cases, the patient is closely monitored with growth to determine if the injured limb is lagging.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

The more severe the injury to the growth plate, the more likely that growth can be affected.
Growth plate injuries require monitoring by an orthopaedic surgeon to make sure the bone continues to grow properly.

In brief: Depends

The more severe the injury to the growth plate, the more likely that growth can be affected.
Growth plate injuries require monitoring by an orthopaedic surgeon to make sure the bone continues to grow properly.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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