Fracturas a lo largo de una placa de crecimiento

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Fracturas a lo largo de una placa de crecimiento

La fractura en tallo verde es una fractura incompleta de un hueso largo de un niño que no ha terminado de crecer. Cuando en la fractura hay implicación de una placa de crecimiento (placa cartilaginosa ubicada cerca del extremo de un hueso de un niño en proceso de crecimiento, en donde se realiza el crecimiento) pueden presentarse trastornos del crecimiento del hueso, aún cuando la fractura sea tratada adecuadamente.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/02/2009
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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