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Complications of Growth plate injuries

Complications list for Growth plate injuries:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Growth plate injuries includes:

See also the symptoms of Growth plate injuries and Growth plate injuries: Introduction.

Complications of Growth plate injuries:

The most frequent complication of a growth plate fracture is premature arrest of bone growth. The affected bone grows less than it would have without the injury, and the resulting limb could be shorter than the opposite, uninjured limb. If only part of the growth plate is injured, growth may be lopsided and the limb may become crooked.

Growth plate injuries at the knee are at greatest risk of complications. Nerve and blood vessel damage occurs most frequently there. Injuries to the knee have a much higher incidence of premature growth arrest and crooked growth. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Growth Plate Injuries: NIAMS)

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About complications:

Complications of Growth plate injuries are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Growth plate injuries. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Growth plate injuries and complications of Growth plate injuries is unclear or arbitrary.


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