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Femoral fracture

Femoral fracture

Overview

The epiphyseal plate is a plate of hyaline cartilage at the end of long bones that provides for growth in length of a bone.

Update Date 11/20/2014

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.