physis

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physis

(ˈfaɪsɪs)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy the part of a bone that is responsible for lengthening. Also called: growth plate

physis

1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature.
2. nature considered as the source of growth and change.
3. something that grows or develops.
See also: Change, Growth, Nature
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Enchondromatosis is characterized by the proliferation of enchondromas-benign intramedullary cartilaginous tumors that occur near the growth plate in long bones.
22,23) The passage of bacteria through transphyseal blood vessels crossing the growth plate connecting epiphyseal vessels with the metaphyseal sinusoids was suggested as cause for AHO in children.
The vast majority of joint replacements are performed on adults well past the development stage--decades removed from the growth plate activity, bowed femurs and natural bone fusion that defined their childhood.
The treatment of these injuries depends on the location and severity of the break, whether or not the bone is displaced (misaligned) or fragmented, the child's age, and whether or not the break is at a near the growth plate (the end of the bone where growth occurs).
The doctor injects a chemical into the growth plate of the nail that will stop it growing and it will fall off.
It is believed the muscles in the front of legs (Quadriceps) come down around the knee-cap (patella) and form the patella tendon that connects to the shin (tibia] tuberosity) which pulls at the growth plate that is located in that region of the knee.
After a stress fracture was discovered along the growth plate of his left hip, Turner hobbled on crutches nearly four months before it was discovered the bones had separated by seven millimeters.
The finding that obesity and early walking predispose to tibia vara suggests that abnormal pressure on the medial aspect of the proximal tibial growth plate may play a role in the pathogenesis of infantile tibia vara.
The growth plate becomes the weakest portion of the bone in later childhood, and physeal fractures occur with greater frequency.
Growth plate problems in the heel can lead to sever's (SEH-verz) disease, which also causes heel pain.
In some sports accidents and injuries, the growth plate may be injured.
Growth plate cartilage provides a cellular scaffolding for new bone, adding to the length of bone shafts.