The normal and abnormal growth plate

R. Kumar, J. E. Madewell, L. E. Swischuk

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Skeletal growth is a dynamic process. A knowledge of the structure and function of the normal growth plate is essential in order to understand the pathophysiology of abnormal skeletal growth in various diseases. In this well-illustrated article, the authors provide a radiographic classification of abnormal growth plates and discuss mechanisms that lead to growth plate abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1133-1153
Number of pages21
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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