Take the Growth Plate Quiz

Growth plates are found on the long bones of children and teenagers. These plates are areas of growing tissue near the end of the bones, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Test your knowledge of growth plates by taking this quiz, based on information from the NIAMS.

1. The growth plate is the weakest area of the growing skeleton.
2. Most injuries to the growth plate are fractures.
3. The growth plate most often fractured is in the ankle.
4. Overusing a joint can lead to a growth plate injury.
5. Car accidents account for the majority of growth plate fractures.
6. Any pain that lingers in an arm or leg should be checked out by a doctor.
7. Frostbite can damage the growth plate.
8. An X-ray is the easiest way to see a growth plate fracture.

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