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Although infections with Staphylococcus species are occasional causes of vertebral osteomyelitis in juvenile poultry with active growth plates, it is only sporadically reported in raptors and companion birds.
Both tibial growth plates are widened and irregular.
While they also are found in modern mammals and reptiles, the dinosaur growth plates are markedly different and most closely resemble those of birds.
Even if young women do not exercise to the point of losing their menstrual cycles, they still may wear out cartilage or damage growth plates that sit just beyond the joints.
A child's proper growth could face serious problems if a growth plate is crushed.
Patients aged between 2 and 18 years, without a fused growth plate, and treated by Saizen(R) therapy using easypod(TM) are eligible to participate.
While growth plate injuries can be caused by an acute event, such as a fall or a blow to the body, they can also result from overuse.
I really believe that kids shouldn't pitch competitively until they are at least 15 years old and their medial epicondyle growth plate is completely matured.
The National Federation of High Schools reports that sports participation among boys and girls has increased more than 37 percent in the past 20 years, which brings the increased potential for overuse injuries such as knee problems, stress fractures, growth plate injuries and more - all caused from prolonged, repeated motion or impact.
By using shockwaves to halt the development of the growth plate on one side, the other side is allowed to 'catch up', thereby straightening the leg.
He became the second-youngest player in Blues' history when he made his debut in the Carling Cup at Southampton - Nathan Redmond has since swiped that honour from him - but then was struck down by fractures in both feet, a result of growth plate problems.
Although it could also have been caused by frostbite, or it could have been an injury to the growth plate in childhood," the expert explained.