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Re: If you broke or fractured the growth plate in your wrist, what would happen

Date: Wed Sep 22 12:06:06 1999
Posted By: Michael Martin-Smith, Other (pls. specify below), Family Physician, Fellow,BIS, amateur astronomer( BAA), British Interplanetary Society
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 936917173.Me

If you were otherwise of normal health , a crack or fissure in the growth 
plate need not of itself stop growth . If the blood supply to the area 
were blocked, or if there was severe infection, the damage there would 
be at risk for impaired growth. Otherwise  healing and growth would 
proceed, perhaps with some delay. The bones of young people such as 
yourself have almost miraculous healing powers!

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