Diagnosis - Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery

Growth plate fracture

Growth plates are situated at each end of a child’s bones and are the locations of bone growth. They are very soft and labile so even minor injuries may result in a growth plate fracture.  Growth plate fractures must be treated immediately in order to ensure that the further growth of the bone takes place correctly.  An untreated growth plate fracture may result in the fractured bone developing crookedly or ending up shorter than the other limb. However with the appropriate treatment, growth plate fractures usually heal correctly without further complications.

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  • Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Trauma & Reconstructive Surge ,

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  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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Hip fracture

Hip fractures are serious injuries that occur most commonly in people of advanced age.  With age, bones become less dense as a result of mineral loss.  These weakened bones are then more susceptible to fracture.  Hip fractures occur more frequently in women than in men as the rate of loss of bone density is higher for women. There can be life-threatening complications of hip fractures, especially in older patients.  Fortunately surgical correction of hip fracture is usually successful although plenty of time is required for recovery.

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  • Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Dr. med. Ehrhardt Weiß

    Trauma & Reconstructive Surge ,

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Aue

    HELIOS Hospital Aue

    The HELIOS Hospital Aue is teaching hospital of the University of Dresden and one of the largest hospitals in the region. Annually approximately 55.000 patients are treated in various medical departments among which neurology, sports medicine and dermatology are providing medical treatment on the highest level.

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