The growth plate near the end of bones, from which the new bone cells develop. The growth plates fuse in adulthood.

Synonyms: 
Growth plates
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Children’s bones face the same propensity for injury and fracture as adults though the bones of children have are viewed in a very different manner as they are still dynamic with growth until sometime between 15-18 years of age when the physis or “growth plate” fuses and their injury approaches that of their adult counterparts.

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