If my child breaks his leg at a young age, can that affect his growth?
There are many different types and severities of bone fractures. In general, bones in children tend to bend, rather than break and most of those fractures heal well. However, if a break occurs at growth plate where the bone is elongating, long term function definitely can be effected. Orthopedists are doctors who specialize in injuries to bones, and if a growth plate injury is suspected, an orthopedist should be consulted in the treatment of the injury.