How Do You See The Epicifical Plate Closing?

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I want to ask if the episifis plate on the upper leg near the hip bone is closed, is the episifis plate in other parts such as the shin or ankle still not closed? Thank you, please reply immediately.

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Hello, Saputra andre, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The epiphyseal plate is a network of cartilage which is part of the long bones. The epiphyseal plate is a place where bone can still grow. As it gets older, the epiphyseal plate will be replaced by hard bone and turn into the epiphyseal line, so that after the epiphyseal plate closes, there will be a cessation of growth. Generally, the epiphyseal plate closes completely at 12-16 years of age in women and 14-19 years of age in men. This varies greatly between individuals.

The closure of the epiphyseal plate can also be different in each part of the bone in the body. Each long bone has a span of time when the epiphyseal plate closes. For example, in men, at the head of the thigh (caput femoris), there will be closure of the epiphyseal plate between the ages of 16-19 years, while at the end of the thigh (distal femur) there will be closure between the ages of 17-20 years.

For details, see again in the orthopedic medical reference book or also the forensic anthropology reference.

That's all, hopefully it's useful.

Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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