Growth Plates: What You Need to Know | Duke Health
Jul 06, 2021 · Growth plates are zones of cartilage in children at each end of our long bones (the femur and tibia, for example), explains Robert Lark, MD, a pediatric spine specialist at Duke. These bones grow by the contribution of new bone from the growth plate. Because of their soft nature, these parts of the bone are vulnerable to injury during the development of a child.
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