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What is the main function of the epiphyseal plates in bones?

What is the main function of the epiphyseal plates in bones?

Multiple: There are multiple functions of the epiphysis, which is basically the end of the bone. The ends of the bone have the articulate cartilage that forms the joints on the body, they contain the growth plates that allow for growth in a skeletally immature patient. They are the sites of attachment for many ligaments and tendons as well. Good question. ...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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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?

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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How can plastic surgery change your bones/structure?

How can plastic surgery change your bones/structure?

Nasal surgery: For instance if you nose is something that bothers you the noes can be adjusted to make it more narrow. ...Read more

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Is bone removal from your nose considered plastic surgery?

Is bone removal from your nose considered plastic surgery?

Nasal bone removal: Bone removed from the inside of your nose to straighten the septum or open the nasal airway by operating on the turbinates is considered functional surgery. Removing a bony hump or straightening the outside of the nose by removing nasal bone is considered plastic surgery. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?

Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?

Not early - genes: We have a large number of growth plates throughout our body and the do follow a somewhat predictable schedule on their closure age. However, some children's will close a bit earlier than others and this is largely affected by genes and gender. ...Read more

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If a 15yo boy breaks a bone and doctor becomes very concerned the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal plate what are options?

If a 15yo boy breaks a bone and doctor becomes very concerned the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal plate what are options?

Same as Other Fractu: As with all fractures, it depends upon the problem. Even with involvement of the growth plate, immobilzation for some, surgical repair for others. The orthopedist knows what is best for the specific situation. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

Can plastic surgery make hip bones smaller?

Not the bones: Only the fat overlying tem in your hips... That is commonly reduced through liposuction. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen cheek bones without plastic surgery?

How can you strengthen cheek bones without plastic surgery?

Facial Fillers: I agree that fillers are an excellent option for improving cheek contour, but for permanent results I like fat transplantation. Around 50% of the fat ultimately reabsorbs, but the rest stays and is natural and long lasting. Regards. ...Read more

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Can plastic surgeons make waist and hip bones smaller?

Yes and no: It won't change the underlying bones but the fat overlying the hips and waist can be treated with liposuction. ...Read more

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If a young boy breaks a bone, why did the doctor become very concerned if the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal disk?

If a young boy breaks a bone, why did the doctor become very concerned if the fracture is in the area of epiphyseal disk?

Growth deformity: The epiphysis is the area of the bone distal to the physis or growth plate. A fracture in this area can lead to a growth arrest or a growth deformity. The chance of this is less if the fracture is properly reduced or set, but growth disturbance can still occur. ...Read more

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I had a plastic soft tissue regeneration surgery recently below the knee. Is it safe to masturbate now? I have a bone grafting surgery within 2 month

I had a plastic soft tissue regeneration surgery recently below the knee. Is it safe to masturbate now? I have a bone grafting surgery within 2 month

Hard to say: Since your information is somewhat vague, it is hard to comment. You were likely given some activity guidelines after the surgery.If not call the office and see if there are. You do not need to be specific. If they have no particular restrictions, do as you will. ...Read more

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Removal of adhesions caused by multiple lower back surgeries (not bone related). I would like to have a lumbar curve. No plastic surgery. Ultrasound?

Will not work: Ultrasound will not work to restore your curve lost after spinal surgery. The only way to restore pathologic curves after surgery is spinal fusion. ...Read more

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Primary function of vitamin a in bone health?

Primary function of vitamin a in bone health?

See below: Vit a is important in bone growth, but too much vit a can actually cause bone loss (by increasing the osteoclasts which help with remodeling and breakdown). Retinol is the form, which if overconsumed, can lead to bone loss. This is found in anti-acne meds, psoriasis meds and others. Generally, stay below 10, 000 iu of retinol. Beta-carotene, another form of vit a, is considered safe for the bone. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of bone cancers?

What is the main cause of bone cancers?

Very difficult: There is no one known reason for bone cancer. Still needs lot of research. ...Read more

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How does bone marrow function in most people?

How does bone marrow function in most people?

Makes blood cells: The bone marrow makes the different types of blood cels. White blood cells to fight infection, red blood cells to carry oxygen and platelets to help with blood clotting. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about bone marrow and its function?

Can you tell me about bone marrow and its function?

Factory of the blood: Bone marrow is the factory of the blood -- all cells that circulate in our bloodstream (red blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which help fight infection, and platelets which help us clot) begin life in the bone marrow. ...Read more

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What are bone metastasis and primary cancer?

What are bone metastasis and primary cancer?

The primary cancer: Is the place where the mets started from. The mets are secondary cancer....

Bone mets usually come from lung and colon and breast cancer. ...Read more

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What si the function of a bone cell [simplify]?

Bone Cells: Bone cells are responsible for the make-up of the skeleton of vertebrates. There are different types of bone tissue in a bone that are made up of different bone cells: there is the compact tissue which is the hard outer part of the bone, the cancellous tissue which is all the spongy tissue inside of the compact tissue, and the subchondral tissue which is the smooth tissue at the end of each bone. ...Read more

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What are the functions of bones?

What are the functions of bones?

Support and cells: Bones provide structural support for your body, protector for some of your vital organs, and produce cells that are required for your body to function. In addition, more research suggests that bones may also have a role interacting with hormones as part of your endocrine system. ...Read more

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What leads to primary bone lymphoma?

What leads to primary bone lymphoma?

Hard to say...: Most of the times we don't know what exactly causes lymphoma so there isn't much we can do to prevent it. Most cases probably have a genetic component but the process is probably multifactorial and many other things need to happen in order to produce lymphoma. In a small subset of cases, a distinct cause appears to exist: exposure to toxins, radiation, certain viruses (ex: ebv). ...Read more