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Broken forearm surgery with plate and screws. Is that going to hamper normal growth in the arm if 12 years old?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not typaclly

A both-bone forearm fracture usually involves the shaft of the bone and not the growth plates, at the ends of the bone.
Growth abnormalities are uncommon with this diagnosis and treatment. Sometime the plates may have to be removed, but it's best to wait about two years.

In brief: Not typaclly

A both-bone forearm fracture usually involves the shaft of the bone and not the growth plates, at the ends of the bone.
Growth abnormalities are uncommon with this diagnosis and treatment. Sometime the plates may have to be removed, but it's best to wait about two years.
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