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How long will it take for a teen to recover from a growth plate injury?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine

In brief: Depends

Growth plates typically begin to close in the early teens.
An injury to the growth plate is a fracture and fractures take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If the fracture is separated or displaced then the patient may need to be put in a cast or have surgery, depending on the severity.

In brief: Depends

Growth plates typically begin to close in the early teens.
An injury to the growth plate is a fracture and fractures take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If the fracture is separated or displaced then the patient may need to be put in a cast or have surgery, depending on the severity.
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