Growth Plate Injuries
How Can I Tell if My Child Has a Broken Bone?
It’s often hard to diagnose a broken bone without an X-ray and a medical exam. Children who exhibit any of the following symptoms should be seen right away.
For young athletes, sports activities are more than play. Participation in athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork.
In recent years, doctors have begun to see a significant increase in overuse injuries in children. In most cases, these injuries are associated with sports-related activity.
AIS is by far the most common type of scoliosis, affecting children between ages 10 to 18; it’s found in as many as 4 in 100 adolescents. In general, AIS curves progress during the rapid growth period of the patient.