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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 as well. ...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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 to 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
Can plastic or silicon from dildo's leach into the body after use, and cause soft painless lumps?
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
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