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metaphysis

 [mĕ-taf´ĭ-sis] (Gr.)
the wider part at the end of the shaft of a long bone, adjacent to the epiphyseal disk. adj., adj metaphys´eal.

me·taph·y·sis

, pl.

me·taph·y·ses

(mĕ-taf'i-sis, -sēz), [TA]
A conic section of bone between the epiphysis and diaphysis of long bones.
[meta- + G. physis, growth]

metaphysis

/me·taph·y·sis/ (mĕ-taf´ĭ-sis) pl. metaph´yses   [Gr.] the wider part at the end of a long bone, adjacent to the epiphyseal disk.

metaphysis

[mətaf′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, meta + phyein, to grow
a region of a growing long bone in which diaphysis and epiphysis converge. metaphyseal, adj.

me·taph·y·sis

, pl. metaphyses (mĕ-taf'i-sis, -sēz) [TA]
A conic segment between the epiphysis and diaphysis of a long bone.
[meta- + G. physis, growth]

metaphysis

The growing part of a long bone. The metaphysis lies between the growth plate (the EPIPHYSIS) and the shaft (the diaphysis).

metaphysis

growth zone within a developing bone, between the epiphysis and diaphysis

me·taph·y·sis

, pl. metaphyses (mĕ-taf'i-sis, -sēz) [TA]
A conic segment between the epiphysis and diaphysis of a long bone.
[meta- + G. physis, growth]

metaphysis (mətaf´isis),

n the line of junction of the epiphysis with the diaphysis of a long bone.

metaphysis

pl. metaphyses [Gr.] the wider part at the end of the shaft of a long bone, adjacent to the epiphyseal disk.
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In the short tubular bones of the hands and feet, GCRG affects the metaphysis and diaphysis (Figure 4, A).
The dents tend to be found on the flat surfaces in the diaphysis of the metapod, and are generally absent from the concave areas of the metaphysis.
It is important to preserve the sclerotic base of the tibial compartment, because if one breaks through into the cancellous bone of the metaphysis, there could be subsidence of the tibial inlay.
As trabecular structures are much more elastic than the denser cortical bone, the concentration of trabecular bone in a long bone metaphysis functions as a "bumper" to absorb forces transmitted across the joint.
The epiphysis is completely separated from the end of the bone or the metaphysis, through the deep layer of the growth plate.
Additionally, they found that subperiosteal exposure of the anterolateral tibial metaphysis substantially disrupts blood supply to the bone, which is primarily derived from branches of the anterior tibial recurrent artery.
In children, the inoculation of bone is typically via the hematogenous route, and the metaphysis is the initial site of infection due to its slow, looping capillary blood supply.
The extensor tendon inserts into the epiphysis only, whereas the flexor digitorum profundus inserts into the metaphysis or spans both the epiphysis and the metaphysis (AlQattan, 1998).
The vehicle treated 5/6Nx group showed the expected changes in bone architecture due to the loss of kidney function, such as thinner trabecular bone in the metaphysis, increased cortical bone resorption and increased fibrosis in the marrow space.
Radiographs show a mass arising from and destroying the metaphysis of a long bone.
The typical radiographic appearance is that of a lesion concentrically located in the medullary cavity (3,4) of the metaphysis of a long bone (Fig.
The epiphysis, together with the growth plate, is partially separated from the metaphysis, which is cracked.