Growth Plate Injuries

Children are at increased risk of fractures because of open growth plates — the growth centers where tissue develops near the end of long bones in children and adolescents. As many as one-third of all childhood fractures are growth-plate injuries. Experts at CHOP's Division of Orthopedics offer testing and treatment.

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