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Comparison of nerve density among endplates with abnormal marrow and between endplates with and without endplate defects (see Methods for classification). (A) Abnormal endplate marrow had significantly greater nerve density than did normal endplate marrow (p < 0.005, Kruskal-Wallis test). The nerve density in fibrovascular marrow (p < 0.001), but not fatty marrow (p = 0.15), was significantly higher than that in normal marrow (Mann-Whitney U post-hoc tests). (B) The nerve density in and adjacent to endplate defects was significantly greater than that of normal endplates (p < 0.0001, Mann-Whitney U test). Note: darkened circles indicate the defected endplates that also contained either fibrovascular or fatty endplate marrow. Horizontal lines indicate group means.
Growth plate fractures often need immediate treatment because they can affect how the bone will grow. An improperly treated growth plate fracture could result in a fractured bone ending up more crooked or shorter than its opposite limb. With proper treatment, most growth plate fractures heal without complications.
Choo reached on an error in the second, but he was without a hit or a walk after seven innings. The Rangers sent five men to the plate in the eighth, and Ronald Guzman's one-out single in the ninth allowed Choo to bat again. He hit a slow grounder to third and made it to first without a throw. 2b1af7f3a8