Post Traumatic

Post-traumatic signifies that a limb becomes crooked due to a previous broken bone.  In one circumstance, the bone may heal in a crooked position, a term called "fracture malunion."  Other times, the fracture may heal straight, but partially damage the growth area.  As the bone continues to grow - rather than growing straight, it will grow crooked.  Not all fractures to the growth area (known as the physis) result in permanent growth problems.  

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