Growth Plate Injuries in Children

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 Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone can identify growth plate injuries and begin treatment immediately to prevent complications that can affect a child’s development and growth.

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