The growth plate or physis is a region near the end of the bone from which the new bone cells develop.

growth plate or physis    
The growth plate is also called the 'physis'.    


Surgeons try to avoid the growth plate

In cases in children, such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, surgeons will generally try to avoid damaging the growth plate in order to avoid later growth distubrances.


Discussion of changes to limb length caused by damage to the growth plate before puberty.



Growth Plate Injuries of the Lower Extremity: Case Examples and Lessons Learned. Sabharwal S and Sabharwal S. Indian J Orthop. 2018 Sep-Oct; 52(5): 462–469.

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