It is crucial to understand that kids and teens have growth plates in their bones. These growth plates act as seams that enable bones to lengthen as the child grows taller. If an injury is treated incorrectly, this can have an effect on growth plates and the final outcome of a child’s growth post-injury. These growth plates also place kids and teens at risk for specific developmental conditions and sports injuries.
Consequently, if your child is injured, we recommend consulting a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who understands the unique needs and problems associated with injuries involving kids and teens.