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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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Total RNA was extracted from the proximal metaphysis of the tibia and the uterus.
We believe that in the treatment of inveterate traumatic dislocation of the radial head both methods are correct: one of them (proximal ulnar extension osteotomy) achieves a more anatomic reduction at the time, while the other (temporary radiocapitellar fixation) produces deferred reduction by progressive remodelling of the metaphysis of the ulna.
Trampoline fracture of the proximal tibial metaphysis in children may not progress into valgus: a report of seven cases and a brief review.
Fractures of the distal ulna metaphysis that occur in conjunction with distal radius fractures are a rare subset of osseous injuries encountered about the wrist.
The entire wound was grafted, except for the two small areas that were left to granulate further (the metaphysis and diaphysis areas).
Bone mineral density: BMD of postmenopausal females was assessed from distal metaphysis of the proximal phalanges of fingers II to V (index, middle, ring and little finger) using DBM Sonic Bone profiler manufactured by IGEA, Capri, Italy, Model: BP01.
There have been descriptions of stress fractures in the ulna, (3,4) the radial shaft, (5) and other locations in the upper limb, (6) but to our knowledge a stress fracture has never been described in the distal radial metaphysis.
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intended for fracture and osteotomy fixation of the hand and foot, joint arthrodesis of the hand and foot, and fixation of proximal tibial metaphysis osteotomy.
Additionally, after fixation, bone tissue specimens taken from inferior metaphysis of the right femur were decalcified.
In this case report, we discuss that bone tuberculosis, as a rare condition, must be considered in lytic lesions of the distal tibia metaphysis in infancy.
The purpose of this report is to describe a new category of distal clavicular fracture in children that occurs in the distal metaphysis and behaves like AC joint disruption type IV (posterior displacement).