growth arrest lines

growth ar·rest lines

dense lines parallel to the growth plates of long bones on radiographs, representing temporary slowing or cessation of longitudinal growth.
Synonym(s): Harris lines

Harris,

Henry A., English anatomist, 1886-1968.
Harris lines - dense lines parallel to the growth plates of long bones on x-rays. Synonym(s): growth arrest lines
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Growth restart lines (also known as Harris lines or growth arrest lines) are typically formed in the long bones when the trabeculae become dense and horizontally oriented to the long axis of the bone, resulting in the radio graphical feature of lines.
(2-5,13,14) The lines are more appropriately referred to as growth restart lines or recovery lines rather than the previously preferred term of growth arrest lines. This change in bony appearance on conventional radiography is due to the osteoblasts forming a thin transverse bone layer below the zone of provisional calcification during the time when growth has resumed after a period of growth cessation.
Metaphyseal growth arrest lines in psychosocial short stature.

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