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Does back injury affect growth?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: No

No but if there is neurologic involvement it may affect muscle bulk.
A fusion surgery over several levels to treat a back injury involving fractures and or spinal instability can lead to shorter stature or height if done in a youth still growing.

In brief: No

No but if there is neurologic involvement it may affect muscle bulk.
A fusion surgery over several levels to treat a back injury involving fractures and or spinal instability can lead to shorter stature or height if done in a youth still growing.
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