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Describe how long bones grow?
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Dr. George Gantsoudes
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: It's a long story...
Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells.
These columns grow one cell at a time, and cells at the bottom swell and die and become a scaffold for bone formation. It is too complicated to describe in 400 characters, but this might help: http://www.Sophia.Org/bone-development-endochondral-ossification-tutorial.

In brief: It's a long story...
Briefly, at the end of all long bones are physes (growth plates) that are composed of columns of cartilage cells.
These columns grow one cell at a time, and cells at the bottom swell and die and become a scaffold for bone formation. It is too complicated to describe in 400 characters, but this might help: http://www.Sophia.Org/bone-development-endochondral-ossification-tutorial.
Dr. George Gantsoudes
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Complex answer
But this diagram is a very abbreviated version of this complex process.

In brief: Complex answer
But this diagram is a very abbreviated version of this complex process.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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