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What You Should Know About Growth Plate Injuries

12 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

We all know that nutrition is important for your child's growth and development. But your child's growth - particularly height - also depends on bone growth plates.
When those growth plates become damaged through a sports-related injury or accident, they not only can be painful but also can affect how well and how long your child's arms, legs, hands and feet grow.
What is a growth plate?
Growth plates are thin cartilage discs at the end of long bones in children and adolescents.
“As the cartilage cells in the discs multiply, the bones grow longer,” says pediatric orthopedic surgeon R...
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