• patellar
  • A common injury that occurs in young athletes that is very similar to a damaged growth plate is the patellar tendon ailment known as Osgood-Sclatter disease (OSD). (faqs.org)
  • The article presents abstracts on veterinary topics which include treatments of patellar luxations (MPLs) and cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in dogs, use of stand-alone pressure plate for evaluation of forelimb symmetry in ponies and the different immune response of lower intestinal tract in pigs to Salmonella infection. (ebscohost.com)
  • below the knee
  • Bowing of one or both legs that may: Be rapidly progressive Appear asymmetric Primarily occur just below the knee Failure to treat Blount's disease may lead to progressive deformity.Blount's disease may come back after surgery, especially in younger children. (wikipedia.org)
  • usually
  • The disease occurs in kids who are younger than age 10, typically young athletes, and usually affects the dominant arm. (kidshealth.org)
  • Because this is caused by rapid growth, it is self-limiting and treatment usually involves medication to alleviate the pain. (pethealthnetwork.com)
  • Fibrocartilaginous and hyaline joints, usually occurring in the midline. (wikipedia.org)
  • ligaments
  • In a growing child, a serious injury to a joint is more likely to damage a growth plate than the ligaments that stabilize the joint. (arthroscopy.com)
  • Children with certain neurological disorders that result in sensory deficit, muscular imbalance, or looseness in the ligaments are prone to growth plate fractures, especially at the ankle and knee. (arthroscopy.com)
  • primarily
  • Occurring primarily in adolescent boys, OSD is the result of a lesion that grows on the surface of the tibia, in the area of the epiphysis. (faqs.org)
  • capitellum
  • Some doctors believe that Panner's disease is a precursor to a separate but similar condition called osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum (OCD), which occurs in older kids. (kidshealth.org)
  • When the cells within the growth plate of the capitellum die, the surrounding bone softens and collapses, causing the knob of the capitellum to become flat. (kidshealth.org)
  • The radiograph will enable the doctor to visualize irregularities and see the shape of the capitellum and also visualize the growth plate. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Panner Disease, the capitellum may appear flat and the bone growth plate will look irregular and fragmented. (wikipedia.org)
  • Symptoms
  • The specific age of onset for gigantism varies between patients and gender, but the common age that excessive growth symptoms start to appear has been found to be around 13 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • tibia
  • Other times, the growth of just the outer half of the tibia can be surgically restricted to allow the child's natural growth to reverse the bowing process. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • The infection can occur in the respiratory or urinary tracts, as it is a part of the normal flora in those two areas, and will develop into septicemia or septic arthritis. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may be a birth defect or it may occur after a broken leg, serious infection, or local damage to one of the growth plates in a leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes
  • Despite much research, the causes remain unclear but include repetitive physical trauma, ischemia (restriction of blood flow), hereditary and endocrine factors, avascular necrosis (loss of blood flow), rapid growth, deficiencies and imbalances in the ratio of calcium to phosphorus, and problems of bone formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physical stress causes multiple tiny fractures where the middle of the metatarsal meets the growth plate. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • In severe cases, surgery can be used to make the longer leg shorter (or impede its growth), and/or make the shorter leg longer. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Over time, repeated stress (force or pressure) on the already tight Achilles tendon damages the growth plate, causing the swelling, tenderness, and pain of Sever's disease. (kidshealth.org)
  • By the time OCD occurs, the growth plates have fused and the skeleton has finished growing. (kidshealth.org)
  • When stress occurs repeatedly over time, the body's joints don't have the chance to recover, and the joints and surrounding tendons and muscles become irritated and inflamed. (kidshealth.org)
  • Following the allotted time, the plate is removed and checked for bacterial growth. (wikipedia.org)
  • risks
  • The greatest benefits and smallest risks occur when 8 to 15 repetitions can be performed with a given weight before adding weight in small increments. (bullshido.net)