Signs and symptoms of growth plate fractures include:
pain and pressure especially when pressure is applied to the growth plate
inability to move the affected area
warmth and swelling at the site of the fracture
Growth plate fractures are mostly caused by a fall.
They can also occur due to a blow to a limb as might happen during a car accident, competitive sports like football and recreational activities like biking, skiing or skateboarding.
4 Making a Diagnosis
Because growth plated haven't hardened into solid bone, doctors usually make X-ray images of the affected limb and the opposite limb in order to make a diagnosis.
This helps them to compare the different limbs. Computer tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used in severe cases to visualize if there is any injury to the soft tossues around a bone.
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