Our Approach To Growth Plate Injuries in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Growth plates are the bands of soft cartilage in a child’s bones where new bone forms as the child grows. Growth plates are often weaker than surrounding bone and tissues and are a common area of injury in active children and teens. Doctors at NYU Langone’s Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital can identify growth plate injuries and begin treatment immediately to prevent complications that can affect a child’s development and growth. 

Our pediatricians, pediatric orthopaedic specialists, and orthopaedic surgeons also collaborate with NYU Langone’s child life specialists—therapists whose top priority is making your child as comfortable as possible during diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Our orthopaedic specialists use the results of physical examinations and imaging tests to determine whether and for how long a growth plate injury needs to be immobilized or whether surgery is needed. Regular follow-up visits help to monitor the development of your child’s bones.

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