The majority of growth plate fractures heal properly. However, a small percentage can result in stunting the growth of the bone or causing the bone to curve or grow in an irregular shape.
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Children’s bones are still growing and are not as dense as adult bones. As a result, this exposes children to a variety of bone fractures that adults do not have to worry about. The most unique child bone fracture is the growth plate fracture.
The growth plate is the weakest part of the bone in children. The growth plates are vulnerable to fractures. Growth plates are located near the ends of the long bones. They are made-up of cartilage and are the last part of the child’s bone to harden. Roughly 15 percent to 30 percent of all fracture injuries to children are growth plate fractures.
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The majority of growth plate fractures heal properly. However, a small percentage can result in stunting the growth of the bone or causing the bone to curve or grow in an irregular shape. This can occur if the fracture is to the cartilage portion located at the end of the bone. A fracture can disrupt the circulation of the blood supply to the cartilage. Without proper circulation the cartilage may never form into bone.
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