The Likelihood Is Higher If The Epiphyseal Plate Is Closed?
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Human bones begin to form in the womb, namely during the embryonic period when they enter the age of 6-7 weeks. The process of bone formation (ossification) will continue in the womb which is influenced by minerals, especially calcium and other hormones such as growth hormone. However, at this time the bones are still very soft and with increasing age the bones will harden due to the ossification process. The skeletal system in humans consists of 3 parts, namely bones, cartilage (cartilage) and joints. As an adult, humans have about 206 bones.
Bones are part of the body that have important roles, such as:
Supports and gives shape to the body
Make a move
Place of formation of blood cells
The epiphyses is one part of the long bone. It is called a long bone because in this section the length of the bone is greater than the width. This long bone consists of a diaphysis (an elongated corpus) and at both ends there is an epiphyseal (proximal and distal epiphysis). During the growth period, the epiphyses are separated from the diaphysis by the epiphyseal cartilage (cartilage). The epiphyses are the centers of height growth in humans. However, a person's height growth can be influenced by several factors, such as heredity (genetic), accompanying diseases, nutritional intake (especially vitamins and minerals), and physical activity.
Bone growth and height occur rapidly before puberty where the epiphyseal plate opens and after the age of 18 the growth usually slows down. Growth will stop if the epiphyseal plate at both ends of the long bone has closed and this epiphyseal plate closure will usually occur at the age of 18-21 years. The closure of the epiphyseal plate cannot be seen with the naked eye and must be proven by X-rays of the bone.
Some of the things you can do include:
Good nutritional intake, especially minerals (calcium, magnesium), protein, milk
Regular physical exercise
Get enough rest because growth hormone is produced during sleep at night
Hopefully this information can be useful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly