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Physeal growth plate

Thursday 13 January 2005

Four poorly demarcated zones

- resting cartilage
- zone of chondrocytic proliferation
- zones of provisional calcification (physis)

  • zone of chondrocytic hypertrophy
  • zone of chondrocytic degeneration

Anomalies

- poorly defined physeal growth plate

Diseases

- osteochondrodysplasias

See also

- enchondral ossification

Videos

- Enchondral ossification (by Washington deceit)

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Portfolio

  • Physeal growth zone (18 weeks)
  • Physeal growth zone (18 weeks)
  • Fetal resting cartilage (18 weeks)
  • Fetal resting cartilage (18 weeks)
  • Zone of chondrocytic proliferation (18 weeks)
  • Zone of chondrocytic proliferation (18 weeks)
  • Zone of chondrocytic proliferation (18 weeks)
  • Zone of chondrocytic proliferation (18 weeks)
  • Zone of chondrocytic hypertrophy (left) and degeneration (right)
  • Zone of chondrocytic degeneration
  • Zone of chondrocytic degeneration
  • Zone of chondrocytic hypertrophy (left) and degeneration (right)
  • Physeal growth plate in a 10 year-old child