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metaphysis

[mə′ta·fə·səs]
(anatomy)
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The characteristic radiographic features include: (i) delayed epiphyseal ossification and irregular metaphyses of the long bones with small capital femoral epiphyses, short femoral necks and irregular, flared metaphyseal borders, and small pelvis and poorly modelled acetabulae with irregular margins that may be sclerotic, especially in older individuals; (ii) significant brachydactyly, particularly short metacarpals and phalanges with irregular metaphyses and small, irregular carpal bones; and (iii) anterior beaking or tonguing of the vertebral bodies, biconvex vertebral endplates, and platyspondyly in childhood.
16) Radiographically, ABC appears as an expanded, radiolucent, eccentric, "blown out" lesion, in a long bone metaphyses (Figure 2, A), or in a vertebral body or its posterior arch.
In primates, sclerostin-neutralizing monoclonal antibody administered to gonad-intact female monkeys had clear anabolic effects and significantly increased bone mineral content and density at several skeletal sites including femoral neck, radial and tibial metaphyses (59).
Most haematogenous bone infections develop in bone with a good blood supply, usually the metaphyses of long bones in children (commonly the hip and knee), or the vertebrae in adults.
The lesion may affect the metaphyses of the long bones but it may also involve the skull bones and more specifically the mandible, with most lesions appearing in the ramus-angle area.
14,15) The femur is involved more often than the tibia with the epiphyses of the bones usually spared until the disease has advanced through the metaphyses and diaphyses.
On the other hand, these minuscule dents are not present on the concave surfaces of the metaphyses.