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- “ Understanding the normal physeal anatomy and physiology is critical to understanding many pathologies in pediatric patients, as findings at the ph...”

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  • Metaphysis - “ The metaphyses (singular: metaphysis) are the wide portions of long bones and the regions of the bone where growth occurs. Growth occurs at the se...”
  • Epiphysis - “ The epiphyses (singular: epiphysis) are the rounded portions at the ends of a bone separated from the metaphysis by the physis. The epiphysis cont...”
  • Apophysis - “ The apophyses (singular: apophysis) are the normal bony outgrowths that arise from separate ossification centers and eventually fuse with the bone...”
  • Physis - “ The physes (singular: physis) or growth plates are found in bones that undergo endochondral ossification.   Radiographic features The physis app...”

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