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Does Microwave diathermy applied in "clinical dosage" over open growth plates cause permanent damage?


I was recently prescribed microwave diathermy over my hip joint by therapist. The area was quite close to femoral neck where the growth plate lies. I happened to saw the sign "No use on children's epiphyseal plate" after I already finish two treatments, 15 minutes each. , I was told by the doctor that my growth plate remained open despite being 23 year old. I am a little worry about this hindering my future chance of growth. Do I need treatment?

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Derek Yeh

1 week ago

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Don't worry too much, since it has happened, if you don't feel any discomfort, don't assume anything bad.

However, better not to continue the treatment. Not only the growth plate, but the region is also close to the reproductive organ which is sensitive to temperature too.

Perhaps can consider magnetic therapy "MagnetoPulse", also a deep treatment so-called healing promotion but no thermal effect. I usually use this for clients with hip problems, although the effect is not very significant, it is safe to the hip region.

All the best.

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