Can knee injury stunt growth?

Growth. It can. Injury to the knee's growth plate can affect growth and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
Knee injuries. Any trauma can damage growth plates and some times if severe enough will result in limb shortening. Our lower extremities have areas of growth at the hip 2. Two at the knee 3. One at the ankle. Many times trauma affects on if shortening occurs the other leg may need treatment to attempt to keep leg lengths similar.Bear in mind that growth plates fuse naturally by ages 12-15 in girls ,

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Can a knee injury I had as a child have stunted my growth?

Not general growth. A growth plate injury could have affected the growth in the injured bone only. Thus, if you had injured the growth plate you would have a leg length discrepancy. Read more...