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Where Is The Epiphyseal Plate Located In The Body
Growth plate.: Epiphyseal plates are the growth plates and are found at the end of long bones. They are the site of new bone growth. In adults the plates stop producing new bone and fuse to the bone leaving an epiphyseal line. ...Read more
Depends on the plate: Most females stop growing around 14 and males around 16. (there are exceptions.) the epiphyseal plates close around this time. Although some plates in the clavicle don't close until people are in their early 20s. ...Read more
Varies: Every epiphyseal or "growth" plate closes at a different age, and also varies between boys and girls with girls maturing on average a few years earlier and thus their growth plates closing earlier than well. ...Read more
Found in bone: Osteocyte is a mature osteoblast that has become entrapped in the bone it produces, usually found in lacuna within the bone and continues to develop bone. Epiphyseal plate zone of ossification contains both osteoblasts and osteocytes. ...Read more
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
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
The growth will con-: Tinue, so the bone will grow longer. ...Read more
Heard the epiphyseal plate of the long bones of short children closes too early. What might be the cause?
Not early - genes: We have many 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
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
How do I find a platic surgeon that has performed back lifts before? I have had almost all my body lifted want to get off rolls on back?
Plastic no use: No, it will not work.Get a more detailed answer ›
How small does a particle have to be to pass across intestinal barrier into body?(think piece of plastic was blended into smoothie by accident?
Invisable: If it was big enough for your to see and feel, it was too big to pass though you intestinal lining. ...Read more
Two days ago, I swallowed a small piece of plastic which was broken from a fork I was using. Would it be harmful to my body? Would it get digested?
It could be: Harmful, as if it was sharp, it could have damaged your intestinal tract ranging from your esophagus all the way to your colon. But if it was a very small piece, more than likely it became encapsulated by your stool and at this point, you've likely already pooped it out. You can't digest plastic. At this point, you need to monitor for abdominal pain. If you develop pain reach out to your doc. ...Read more
What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more
Should pass: This object is small enough so it shouldn't get caught up in the gastrointestinal tract. I would expect passage rectally within a few days. Contact a physician if you experience discomfort in the chest or abdomen. Obviously the bb bypassed the respiratory tract. ...Read more
Unlikely: These lumps could be caused by irritation or perhaps a small cyst in one of the vaginal glands. ...Read more
What happens if u ingest a small piece of plastic (like a sliver from a coffee cover lid)? Is it toxic? How does the body respond? Thanks!
You should expulse : It without much problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
If my epiphyseal lines of the metacarpals and phalanges are already closed does the bone plates may other parts of my body will allow for furthergrow?
Yes: The distal femur is usually the last to close at 17 you could be at the end of growth but it certainly can continue for longer esp in a male. ...Read more
Is it safe to put my body natural cream in plastic jar in the refrigerator, what about dioxin formation?
No worries: Sure, if you like it cool! Your fridge temp is about 8celcius which shouldn't cause dioxin formation. It depends on the cream's substances and preservatives. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the severity of the disorder, when it occurred, and what has transpired in the past years. ...Read more
Yes: There are plenty of people who look in the mirror and see themselves as fat when they are medically underweight and malnourished. This is just one type of patient with body dysmorphic disorder. These people don't necessarily want plastic surgery. ...Read more
Certainly: Yes. Bdd is essentially the excessive concern over what is percieved to be a relatively minor condition to the point of interfering with your daily functions. It does not necessarily mean that you will seek cosmetic surgery although estimates of anywhere from 15-60% of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery have been reported to have some degree of bdd. ...Read more
Too Soon.: This is an area of great interest to many of us. However, many of us are reluctant to use fat until longer-term studies are out; issues such as potential confusion caused by fat grafts for patients undergoing mammography is one of the concerns. It is possible that fat grafting will become much more widely accepted and utilized in the future. ...Read more
I consumed musrooms, a month ago, stored in a plastic ziploc bag for a couple months. I had difficulty breathing and pains in my chest. After a couple weeks the left side of my body felt weak, but my breathing is improving. Could i have had botulism?
Botulism: Your symptoms were suggestive of botulism but not diagnostic and since your respiratory system showed improvement you were fortunate if you were indeed exposed to the botulism toxin. An expert in infectious disease could advise you best about this matter and inform you on whether some testing now could establish earlier exposure to the toxin. ...Read more
You want a 'board certified plastic surgeon'. This is an abms (american board med specialities) certified speciality. Do not confuse those docs who refer to themselves as board certified cosmetic surgeons, as that specialty is not abms approved specialty!
Once you narrow your choice, be sure to ask how many body lifts he/she performs a year. I have performed hundreds over the past 20 years. ...Read more