My 10 year old is supposed to do level 8 this season. In another post, I mentioned she was diagnosed with bilateral gymnast wrist. She had a hard cast on one wrist due to a healing stress fracture. We had her follow up and got the cast off. The ortho cleared her to go back to bars. No back handsprings or impact on the wrists until she is rechecked in another two weeks. I scheduled a PT appt for her too. I’m confused though. The ortho said that ”pretty much any 10 year old with open growth plates doing level 8 and up skills will have the widening at the growth plates due to the very high impact.” My daughter will definitely use wrist guards from now on, but is this true or has anyone heard this before? If this is true, then the only “cure” would be for kids this age to stay off their wrists and do a different sport. Also, I am hearing such conflicting info about how long they should be off the wrists. Some kids have gone back in four weeks, and I’m hearing of other kids who have to stay off of the wrist for 4-6 months. Am I not asking the right questions? I just don’t want to miss something since it sounds like this can potentially be serious. Thanks.