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In so many ways, children are more flexible than adults – and this includes their bones. Because their bones haven’t fully hardened and are still growing, children are vulnerable to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture and parents need to address these common bone injuries.
Growing young bones need immediate attention after injury to avoid crooked or misshapen bones or arthritis later in life.