A Study to Learn More about How the Growth Plate Grows in Children


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 13-005403
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 13-005403

About this study

The purpose of this study is to find ways to change the way the growth plate grows to better treat pediatric limb disorders.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Skeletally immature children/adults undergoing surgical procedures where growth plate cartilage or bone is removed as a normal part of their procedure.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Skeletally mature children/adults

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

A Larson, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Vickie Treder CCRP




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