Introduction: Growth plate injuries


Growth plate injuries: Injury to the growing ends of young bones.

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 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. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Growth Plate Injuries: NIAMS

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