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Does a growth plate fracture make you have a shorter limb?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: It can
But this happens in less than 10% of these injuries.

In brief: It can
But this happens in less than 10% of these injuries.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually not
The more severe the injury to the growth plate, the more likely the growth of that limb will be affected.
Most growth plate fractures do not disturb growth, but may need monitoring with xrays for months to years to confirm.

In brief: Usually not
The more severe the injury to the growth plate, the more likely the growth of that limb will be affected.
Most growth plate fractures do not disturb growth, but may need monitoring with xrays for months to years to confirm.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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