How Do You See The Epicifical Plate Closing?

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I want to ask, how do I see the x-ray results of the episipic plate whether it is closed or not. Is the epissive plate that has closed is marked by no lines around the epissive plate? ,thank you

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Hi Saputra,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The epiphyseal plate (growth plate) is part of the long bones that are owned by children as well as adolescents. This section is located at both ends of the long bone and serves as a place for new bone cells (osteoblasts) to make the body grow taller.


In general, the condition of the epiphyseal plate can be assessed through radiological examination, including by X-ray examination (X-ray, x-ray). On this examination, the epiphyseal plate will appear as a line that extends horizontally at the end of the bone. Here's an example of how it looks:

The epiphyseal plate that has not closed is the weakest bone structure, even weaker than the surrounding ligaments or tendons. Therefore, the epiphyseal plate is more prone to injury. If this injury is serious enough and occurs when the epiphyseal plate has not closed, then growth can be stunted.


As an adult, the epiphyseal plate will close and be replaced by hard bone cells. As a result, on radiological examination, the lines on the epiphyseal plate that were previously clearly visible will appear faint and are replaced by denser tissue. In this condition, it is no longer possible for one to gain height naturally. The exact time for closing the epiphyseal plate can vary, but generally it is around the age of 19 to 25 years. However, to distinguish the condition of the epiphyseal plate that has closed or not, you need to consult directly with an expert, namely a doctor or an orthopedic surgeon.


Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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