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