epiphyseal plate


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epiphyseal plate

[ə¦pif·ə¦sē·əl ′plāt]
(anatomy)
The broad, articular surface on each end of a vertebral centrum.
The thin layer of cartilage between the epiphysis and the shaft of a long bone. Also known as metaphysis.
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However, such a procedure was useful in this case as (1) the tumor was in the lateral epiphysis of the distal femur, (2) the tumor was nearly less than 10 mm in diameter, (3) the tumor did not destroy the epiphyseal plate, and (4) the tumor was not a chondroblastoma and so aggressive curettage was not necessary.
Conclusion: Indiscriminate iron supplementation to the rats throughout pregnancy without checking serum iron levels can disturb the longitudinal growth of epiphyseal plate of femur.
In this way, the cartilage in the epiphyseal plate is gradually replaced by new bone.
Structurally, the shape of the epiphyseal plate produces an interlocking of the physis and metaphysis of the plate.
There is decreased rate of longitudinal growth of long bones and enlargement of ends of long bones due to effects of weight causing flaring of diphysis adjacent to epiphyseal plate (Radostits et al., 2000).
Moyer, "Non union of a stress fracture through the olecranon epiphyseal plate observed in an adolescent baseball pitcher.
The width at the distal end was also measured at the widest point, but the precise location varied; in some, it was very close to the end at the lateral and medial edges of the corresponding articular condyles, and in others it was proximal to the condyles, in the approximate location of the epiphyseal plate (Fig.
Nolan said that the number of ribs and epiphyseal plate densities remain a riddle; while he is open to the foetus hypothesis, he thinks that the jury is still out.
The disease may affect epiphyseal plate and metephysis, resulting in the secondary changes of acetabulum.
(3) However, because UBCs almost exclusively affect skeletal areas associated with the most rapid longitudinal growth and originate near or in contact with the epiphyseal plate, a local growth aberration is most likely.
An isolated lesion of the epiphyseal plate. AJR 1961; 86:490-495.