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An area of bone, near the end of the bone, from which the new bone cells develop.


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Injuries to the Growth Plate in Children: Why are they Important?

Children’s bones face the same propensity for injury and fracture as adults though the bones of children have are viewed in a very different manner as they are still dynamic with growth until sometime between 15-18 years of age when the physis or “growth plate” fuses and their injury approaches that of their adult counterparts.

Growth plate injury can cause long-term stunting of growth or