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What could happen when the epiphyseal plate is replaced by bone?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Growth arrest

Growth stops. If one side of the bone stops growing then can lead to angular deformity as the other side continues to grow.
If the entire growth plate closes symmetrically then growth will simply stop at that location.

In brief: Growth arrest

Growth stops. If one side of the bone stops growing then can lead to angular deformity as the other side continues to grow.
If the entire growth plate closes symmetrically then growth will simply stop at that location.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Completion of growth

Once the growth plate is fused the bone growth is completed.
There is no change in height after that. Different epiphyseal plates fuse at different times.

In brief: Completion of growth

Once the growth plate is fused the bone growth is completed.
There is no change in height after that. Different epiphyseal plates fuse at different times.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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