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Take the Growth Plate Quiz

Growth plates are found on the long bones of children and teenagers. These plates are areas where tissue is growing near the end of the bones. Test your knowledge of growth plates by taking this quiz.

1. The growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton.
2. Most injuries to the growth plate are breaks.
3. The growth plate most often broken is in the ankle.
4. Overusing a joint can lead to a growth plate injury.
5. Car accidents are the cause of most growth plate breaks.
6. Any pain in an arm or leg that doesn't go away should be checked out by a doctor.
8. An X-ray is the easiest way to see a growth plate break.
Online Medical Reviewer: Adler, Liora C, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Wojcik, Stacey, MBS, BSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 5/1/2023
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