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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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