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Growth plate injuries

Growth plate injuries: Introduction

Growth plate injuries: The growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton, weaker than the nearby ligaments and tendons that connect bones to other bones and ... more about Growth plate injuries.

Growth plate injuries: Injury to the growing ends of young bones. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Growth plate injuries is available below.

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Prognosis for Growth plate injuries

Prognosis for Growth plate injuries: About 85% heal without serious complications.

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The growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton, weaker than the nearby ligaments and tendons that connect bones to other bones and muscles. In a growing child, a serious injury to a joint is more likely to damage a growth plate than the ligaments that stabilize the joint. An injury that would cause a sprain in an adult can be associated with a growth plate injury in a child. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Growth Plate Injuries: NIAMS)

 

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