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Adamantinoma Of The Long Bones
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
X-ray: An x-ray would show it, but you should not have it without a doctor's advice and prescription. ...Read more
When our long bones increase in diameter, why does the thickness of the compact bone remain relatively constant?
What are the possible causes for someone's long bones to not have closed by 40? Can the spine still grow, adding several inches of height @ that age?
No growth after 20's: No further longitudinal growth is possible after adulthood is reached ...Read more
Is it true some people's long bones never close? Are there conditions that cause that, other than acromegaly? Would I continue to get taller even @ 36
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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