My son had knee x-rays at age 15 and when his orhtopedic doctor examined the x-rays he commented that my son was going to grow much taller. I asked the doctor what he saw on the x-ray that caused him to think my son would grow taller. He told me he could tell by looking at the space between the growth plate and the bones in the x-ray.
My son is now 17.5 years old and is 6'2" and still growing. (My son was only 5'6" at age 15 when he got the x-rays.) My son was always "average" in height compared to friends of the same age during his childhood. He just grew by leaps and bounds once he hit high school.
what is the funtcion of growth plates?growing bones
There are no growth plates in tarsals of your feet. The tarsals are short bones. There are epiphyseal ( growth) plates found on th
Epiphyseal growth plates can be seen only in growing bones. Cell division from these plates lead to growth of bones. Once these plates are ossified, bone growth stops.
No. Once the growth plates are closed they can never be re-opened.
to determine and test its growth rate at room temperature and body temperature as a control plate.
An x ray would show if your growth plates are closed.
A physician would be able to determine if growth plates are damaged by doing X-rays.
Usually to really know if you've stopped growing the best way would get x-rays of your growth plates
The growth plate is the part of your foot right before your toes. (i would know I broke it :() There are also growth plates in your ankle, leg, elbow, and all your other bones. Just so you know. I broke the one in my ankle :(
Growth plates help you grow because when you are younger your foot is smaller, and when you're older you foot gets bigger, and it has to have something that can help it grow. Growth plates are tissue in between your bone and when you have matured your growth plate turns into a bone. I know this because I broke the growth plate in my ankle and my doctor explained it to me. Hope you understand now.
where bony plates growth zone is found in..