Patient Comments: Growth Plate Fractures and Injuries - Treatment

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Comment from: Feelee, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 29

My almost 10 year old daughter was doing a back hand spring and hit her foot on hard piece of couch (she was inside, we’ve learned the lesson). She fractured her pinky toe and injured growth plate. She is in cast now so she doesn’t injure it more until surgery. During surgery they will put a pin in and remove it within 4 to 6 weeks. I almost didn’t take her in because it was a pinky toe but after a couple days of her not being able to put weight on that foot I knew it might be something more serious.

Comment from: rida, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: February 09

My 6 years old child fell from his school van, and got hit on his left elbow. There was no evidence of fracture on x-ray, but restriction in movement of left elbow joint was seen. He was diagnosed as having epiphyseal injury type 1, a cast was applied over the whole left upper limb to restrict movement.

Comment from: Tony1959, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 02

My 14 year old just found out he had type 3 fracture of his growth plate of the distal fibula. He plays hockey for one of the local private teams and went into the boards after being checked by an opponent. It wasn't a hard hit by any means, but after going down he went into the boards and his ankle got a good tweak I guess. Hard to believe such a small hit could cause such an injury! Tomorrow we go to see the doctor to find out just exactly how much damage shows up on his MRI. I have a feeling this season is over, but maybe I can get him a medical pass for next season and get one more year at the Midget level.

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