Epiphysis

The epiphysis (pl: epiphyses) is the rounded portion at the end of a bone distal to the physis. The epiphysis contributes to a joint, compared with an apophysis which is a site of tendon or ligament attachment. Once the growth plate has fused, the epiphysis and metaphysis are joined.

Pathology

See also


Share article

Article Information

rID: 42641
Section: Anatomy
Tag: bones
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and Figures

  • Drag
    Figure 1 - general bone anatomy
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Figure 2: physeal anatomy
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.
    Loadinganimation

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.