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Representation of the cut, full-grown long bone, using the example of the human upper arm bone (humerus)

Metaphysis is a section of bone between the diaphysis (bone shaft) and the epiphysis . During growth it contains the epiphyseal plate responsible for bone growth . In adults, it refers to the not sharply demarcated section of the diaphysis near the epiphysis of long tubular bones , which is made up of spongy bone substance ( cancellous bone ).

Changes in the metaphyses

In the X-ray detectable changes of the metaphyseal:

Individual evidence

  1. F. Hefti: Pediatric Orthopedics in Practice . Springer 1998, p. 648, ISBN 3-540-61480-X .