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Physeal anatomy

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Raymond W Liu, Douglas G Armstrong, Ari D Levine, Allison Gilmore, George H Thompson, Daniel R Cooperman
BACKGROUND: The anatomy of the undulating distal femoral physis may be relevant to growth disturbance after physeal fractures and screw fixation about the physis. The surface anatomy of this physis has not been well described. METHODS: We performed an anatomic study on 26 cadaveric distal femoral epiphyses in specimens 3 to 18 years of age. High-resolution 3-dimensional surface scans were obtained and analyzed to determine the heights, approximate surface areas, and locations of the major undulations...
October 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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