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Growth Plate Physeal Fractures eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Sprains and strains commonly occurring in active adults are relatively benign injuries. However, when similar injuries occur in growing children, they often result in the potentially more serious growth plate or physeal fracture. This article discusses some of the important orthopedic history relative to the physes, relevant anatomy, classification systems, and some details of physeal fractures in specific areas of the body.
Synonyms and related keywords: physeal injury, epiphyseal plate injury, physis fracture, growth plate injury, sprain, strain, ankle fracture, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, wrist sprain, knee fracture, knee sprain, hip fracture, hip sprain
Mehlman & Koepplinger 2007

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Mehlman & Koepplinger
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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