Direction of Long Bone Growth


a Epiphyseal plate made of hyaline cartilage is responsible for long bone growth.

Note: The direction of growth is toward the diaphysis (shaft of long bone).

Also Note: The newly forming spongy bone (below the growth plate) is not clearly organized as the older spongy bone in the epiphysis above the growth plate.

Click on red square to see details of the epiphyseal plate


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