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Doctor insights on: What Is The Main Function Of The Epiphyseal Plates In Bones

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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


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At what bone age do epiphyseal plates close for males?

At what bone age do epiphyseal plates close for males?

Depends on which bon: Epiphyses close at different ages depending on a particular bone and which end of the bone you are referring to; e.g. Distal end of femur closes at a different time than distal end of radius. ...Read more

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What could happen when the epiphyseal plate is replaced by bone?

What could happen when the epiphyseal plate is replaced by bone?

Growth arrest: Growth stops. If one side of the bone stops growing then can lead to angular deformity as the other side continues to grow. If the entire growth plate closes symmetrically then growth will simply stop at that location. ...Read more

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What causes the epiphyseal plate of long bones to close too early?

Injury typically: The growth plate of bones can close (fuse) too early. One reason can be injury to the growth plate, such as a fracture that crosses or involves it. There certainly are times that it can close early without any known cause as well. Additionally, surgery that involves the plate can cause it problems as well. ...Read more

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What causes the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of children to close too early?

What causes the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of children to close too early?

Plate closure: Usually exposure to sex hormones ie androgens or estrogens. These are more likely to be elevated in precocious puberty or adrenal disorders. Environmental exposure is rare but on the list. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it's said that you're bones have fused or epiphyseals have closed? Does that mean you can't grow taller anymore?

Done with growth: There are areas at the end of your bones when you are a kid and early teenager called the epiphysis. This is the area of the bone where growth takes place. During puberty, these areas begin to get smaller - we call that closing or fusing. Once that happens completely, there is no longer any area where further growth can occur and you have reached your final height. ...Read more

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How should we regenerate bone marrow , if I am patient of plastic anemia?

How should we regenerate bone marrow , if I am patient of plastic anemia?

See details: Aplastic anemia is a serious issue that requires you be under the care of a hematologist. The treatment depends somewhat on the cause but prednisone.Is usually a component of that treatment. ...Read more

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What are the dangers od bone thinning through plastic surgery?

What are the dangers od bone thinning through plastic surgery?

Rare: Facial silicone implants are known to thin the bone underneath them, although this is rarely a significant problem. ...Read more

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