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Doctor insights on: Where Is The Epiphyseal Plate Located In The Body

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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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What is the epiphyseal plate function?

What is the epiphyseal plate function?

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

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What age will epiphyseal plate close?

What age will epiphyseal plate close?

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

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When is the closure of the epiphyseal plate?

When is the closure of the epiphyseal plate?

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

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How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

How can I injure the epiphyseal plate (growth plate)?

See below: The growth plate is present in children and usually closed by age 14. Injury occurs from direct trauma and there are many stages of growth plate injury. ...Read more

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Where on the epiphyseal plate can an osteocyte be found?

Where on the epiphyseal plate can an osteocyte be found?

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

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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