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Grand Rounds: The Athlete's Growth Plate: What is All the Concern About?


By Kerwyn Jones, MD , Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Akron Children's, Akron, OH


More about Kerwyn Jones, MD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1 Classify different types of growth plate injuries and their risk for adverse outcomes. 2. Identify fracture types that are unique to the growing athlete. has helped influence. 3. Dispel and clarify common myths associated with childhood fractures.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Desired change(s) in strategy, performance, or patient care: Assist providers on the most up-to-date prevention and treatment strategies for the growth plate injuries to use in their line of work.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speaker, Kerwyn Jones, MD, has returned the disclosure form indicating there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Athlete’s Growth Plate; What is All of the Concern About?- Kerwyn Jones, MD; Sananta P, Lesmana A, Alwy Sugiarto M. Growth plate injury in children: Review of literature on PubMed. J Public Health Res. 2022 Jul 18;11(3):22799036221104155. doi: 10.1177/22799036221104155. PMID: 35923296; PMCID: PMC9340334. 

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