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Growth plate injury wrist. Will I end up with a stiff wrist?
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: No
If you are still growing the biggest risk to injuring the growth plate is that it stops growing and leaves that limb short.
This depends on your age and how much growth is left. Stiffness after a fracture is rare in kids.

In brief: No
If you are still growing the biggest risk to injuring the growth plate is that it stops growing and leaves that limb short.
This depends on your age and how much growth is left. Stiffness after a fracture is rare in kids.
Dr. Daniel Mass
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Depends
Most often - no. However, stiffness or growth problems may occur with any growth plate injury.

In brief: Depends
Most often - no. However, stiffness or growth problems may occur with any growth plate injury.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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