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Where is the epiphyseal plate located in the body?

Where is the epiphyseal plate located in  the body?

End of long-bones: The epiphyseal plate is in the metaphyseal region, that is, near the ends, of long bones. They are present in children as they are from where bone growth occurs. They close at various times during development. The plates are closed and not seen in adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Bone Scintigraphy (Definition)

Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material ( usually 99mtc-mdp) which concentrates into the bones. The scan is usually obtained 3-4 hours after the injection of the radiotracer. According to the symptoms, the scan can be localized to one site or it can be a whole-body scan, ...Read more


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What is the shortest bone in human body?

What is the shortest bone in human body?

Stapes: The stapes is the smallest and lightest named bone in the human body. It is located inside the ear. ...Read more

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My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?

My Xray of both the knee joints shows that the epiphyses of the upper end of the tibia are in the process of fusion. Will its fusion increase height?

Not necessarily: That they are open means some growth is left, yet if they are far along in the process of fusion, no further growth is possible. The better area to assess growth potential are the bones of the wrist and hand. There are dozens of growth centers there and their sequence of closure has been studied and cataloged for docs to predict growth. ...Read more

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Where on the human body is the bone narrow situated?

Where on the human body is the bone narrow situated?

inside bones: Bone marrow is the collection of stem cells which product the cellular components of the blood stream. It is in the long bones, and pelvic bones in particular but can be in other bones as well. Next time you eat a piece of chicken. Break open a leg bone and you will see the marrow as the reddish-brown cavity inside the bone. ...Read more

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How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

How long is the healing time for a fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist?

Variable: There are many variables to consider: how old is the patient, does the patient smoke, where is the fracture located in the scaphoid bone, treated with a cast or surgery. More information is needed to give a direct answer. ...Read more

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How come the hip bone traditionally where bone marrow is extracted from?

How come the hip bone traditionally where bone marrow is extracted from?

Access: Good question. 1) bone marrow is present in multiple locations including the "long bones" (arms, legs), sternum, and hips , 2) the psis - posterior superior iliac spine (hip) is relatively flat with a thinner cortex, so is easier to access and is not near vital structures (like the heart and lungs). ...Read more

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Where is pelvic bone located in human body?

Where is pelvic bone located in human body?

No such thing: There is no "pelvic" bone. The pelvis is made up of several bones and is at the base of your trunk. It holds your abdominal organs inside, houses the genitals, and articulates with the thighs and base of spine. Here is a picture link: http://reproductiveguides.Com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/trtertert.Jpg. ...Read more

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Where is the valgus on the neck of the femur?

Where is the valgus on the neck of the femur?

Valgus: Valgus is a term for outward angulation of the distal segment of a bone or joint. It looks like the joint is pushed in relative to the rest of the limb. ...Read more

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Swollen/moved bone in the heart side near the collar bone.

Swollen/moved bone in the heart side near the collar bone.

Dislocation?: This could be a dislocation, or slippage of where the clavicle attaches. Let your doctor assess you and see what the findings are. ...Read more

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What is the most brittle bone in the human body?

What is the most brittle bone in the human body?

Brittle : Nose or small bone in neck called coracoid process, or coccyx at lower end of spine. ...Read more

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Which bone is most frequently fractured in the body?

Which bone is most frequently fractured in the body?

Collar Bone: Generally, the collar bone or clavicle as the most commonly fractured single bone. The clavicle is relatively thin and exposed, with little protection. If you look at general areas, the wrist (made of several bones) is the most common area fractured under the age of 75 and the hip for those over 75 years old. ...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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What is the most fragile bone in the body?

What is the most fragile bone in the body?

Arrrgh: The small toe bones are the most commonly fractured bones. Most sailors have broken the small toe. Construction workers also break foot bones frequently, especially if they do not wear steel toed shoes. Technically, there is no most fragile bone as the tiny bones of the inner ear would be easy to break but don't due to their location. ...Read more

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Where in your body are the metacarpals found?

Hand: the metacsrpals are the bones that support The Palm ...Read more

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Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Rest of bones normal: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton. ...Read more

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If you fall on your femur and it hurt (maybe a lot), will it break if it was the same fall that hurt your femur, on a weaker bone? Please be specific?

Possibly: In theory, since the femur is thick and strong, it can withstand more force than smaller, "weaker" bones; however, there's really no way to predict if a certain fall would have resulted in a broken bone since there are many other factors to consider. ...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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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