The Likelihood Is Higher If The Epiphyseal Plate Is Closed?

Illustration of The Likelihood Is Higher If The Epiphyseal Plate Is Closed?
Illustration: The Likelihood Is Higher If The Epiphyseal Plate Is Closed? orthokids.org

Good night,.

1 Answer:

Hi Bilqis. Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.


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
Mineral storage
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


: by

Related Question

Itchy Redness Of The Groin That Is Getting Wider?

Itchy Redness Of The Groin That Is Getting Wider?

(12 months ago)

good afternoon, I want to ask you this month, my groin is itchy, I thought it was just an ordinary itch, but it got more and more itchy, the bumps widened but not runny, red becaus... Read more

Positive Testpack Results After A Month Of Miscarriage, Is It Pregnant?

Positive Testpack Results After A Month Of Miscarriage, Is It Pregnant?

(8 months ago)

hello doctor, tg 3april kmaren I was curetted because from March 17 the bleeding was given a reinforcement of the content, it still came out then the blood was checked for ultrasou... Read more

The Difference Between Immunization And Insurance And General Services?

The Difference Between Immunization And Insurance And General Services?

(8 months ago)

Good evening doctor … r nI want to ask about the immunization carried out by BPJS organizers and pediatricians, does it have a different formula? R nIn terms of price, of cou... Read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *