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Doctor insights on: Adamantinoma Of The Long Bones

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Is it possible for long bones to shrink before they ossify?

Is it possible for long bones to shrink before they ossify?

No: Bones continue to form, breakdown and reform. It is a continuous process. Ossification occurs when the growth plates close. This happens at different ages and also depends on the sex. I can't think of a disease process that would cause a long bone to shrink before it ossifies. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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When our long bones increase in diameter, why does the thickness of the compact bone remain relatively constant?

When our long bones increase in diameter, why does the thickness of the compact bone remain relatively constant?

Bone changes with aT: Our cortical or compact bone actually thins as we age and the diameter enlarges. This is a consequence of our bodies response to the forces around us along with the hormonal changes that happen as we age. ...Read more

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Other than acromegaly are there other causes of long bones to never fuse in almost 40 YO?Is it poss to stop growing in 20s & then restart 10 yrs later

Not possible: Once you stop growing in your late teens the growth plates are closed and there is nothing which can make you start growing again. In acromegaly the bones will not get longer so you won't grow taller but the bones, particularly around the face, may get thicker. ...Read more

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What are your long bones?

What are your long bones?

Arms & Legs: Femur (thigh bone), tibia & fibular (lower leg), humerus (upper arm) plus radius & ulna (lower arm) are considered long bones. ...Read more

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Describe how long bones grow?

Describe how long bones grow?

It's a long story...: Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells. These columns grow one cell at a time, and cells at the bottom swell and die and become a scaffold for bone formation. It is too complicated to describe in 400 characters, but this might help: http://www.Sophia.Org/bone-development-endochondral-ossification-tutorial. ...Read more

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How old are fused long bones in men?

How old are fused long bones in men?

It depends: The general rule of thumb is that boys stop growing around age 16 (and girls at 14). But, these are just averages and it is not uncommon for boys to continue to grow into college years. ...Read more

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