Long-bones Sentence Examples
The long bones of the limbs consist of an axis of cartilage; the extremities of the cartilages frequently undergo calcification and are thus converted into epiphyses.
The bones here were very friable whilst other long bones appeared reasonably strong.
The bones are involved 50 to 75 percent of the time, which includes the skull, or mandible, and the long bones.
In this condition, the epiphyseal plates of the long bones of the body do not close, and they remain responsive to additional stimulated growth by hGH.
Achondroplasia-A congenital disturbance of growth plate development in long bones that results in a person having shortened limbs and a normal trunk.Advertisement
In achondroplasia, the long bones fail to develop normally, making the arms and legs disproportionately short and stubby (and sometimes curved).
X rays of the long bones may be performed in a newborn.
Osteosarcomas, which grow very rapidly, can develop in any bone but most often occur along the edge or on the end of one of the fast-growing long bones that support the arms and legs.
This break usually occurs in the long bones of the body such as the upper arm bone (humerus) or the thigh bone (femur).
Rodding is a surgical procedure in which a metal rod is implanted within a bone (usually the long bones of the thigh and leg).Advertisement
In children, these systemic (affecting the whole body) or disseminated infections frequently affect the ends of the long bones of the arms or legs, causing a bone infection called osteomyelitis.
In children whose bony growth plates have not closed, the chemical changes of acromegaly result in exceptional growth of long bones.
The ends of the long bones of the arms and legs appear widened and thickened (clubbed).
Ossification (the process whereby tissue becomes bone) of most bony nuclei of the long bones and round bones does not complete until after birth.
Compact cortical bone, representing about 80 percent of the mature skeleton, supports the body, and features extra thickness at the midpoint in long bones to prevent the bones from bending.Advertisement
At the same time, long bones gain in length by adding to the epiphyseal plate (the surface at the end of the bone).
Linear growth of the long bones occurs by a different process.
At birth, long bones have more than one ossification center (regions from which bone growth starts).
This process is stimulated by the hormones produced by the testes and ovaries, which provide the developmental signal that the linear growth of the long bones should reach completion or full development.
Steroids used for chronic inflammatory illnesses can lead to thinning of bone in adults (osteoporosis) and to slower bone growth in long bones and therefore shorter status in children.Advertisement
Children living in poverty worldwide may exhibit evidence of smaller amounts of incremental growth of all long bones and vertebrae, and delay in epiphyseal union.