Modality: Diagram

- “ The general anatomic regions of a long bone are important to know so that one can be accurate in referring to a specific anatomic location within ...”

Used in the following article:

  • Describing a bone lesion - “ Describing a bone lesion is an essential skill for the radiologist, used to form an accurate differential diagnosis for neoplastic entities, and o...”
  • Metaepiphysis - “ Metaepiphysis is a portmanteau of metaphysis and epiphysis and refers to the combined region including the location of the growth plate. The term ...”
  • Apophysis - “ The apophyses (singular: apophysis) are the normal bony outgrowths that arise from separate ossification centres and eventually fuse with the bone...”
  • Describing a fracture (an approach) - “ Describing a fracture is a basic requirement when making an assessment of a plain radiograph. There are many ways to approach the assessment of th...”
  • Metaphyseal fracture - “ Metaphyseal fractures are fractures that involve the metaphysis of tubular bones. They may occur in paediatric or adult patients. Examples of met...”
  • Diaphysis - “ The diaphyses (singular: diaphysis), sometimes colloquially called the shafts, are the main portions of a long bone (a bone that is longer than it...”
  • Physis - “ The physes (singular: physis) or growth plates are found in bones that undergo endochondral ossification.   Radiographic features The physis app...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Cortical bone - “ The outer shell of compact bone is called cortical bone or cortex.  Gross anatomy Cortical bone contains Haversian systems (osteons) which conta...”

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