The epiphyseal plinth (physis, physis calcaneus, growth plate, or epiphysis) is a complex growth and osteological plate on each side of each long bones, in each osteophyte at the ends of the bone. It’s the end part of the long bones where new bone growth occurs; that’s, the bone is living, but with continuous remodeling of its existing bone matrix, but at the plate’s level of attachment to the underlying shaft, but not within the bone; maintenance of the growth and cartilaginous function of the bone matrix is also ongoing, as is the maintenance of the end part of the bone matrix from the plate’s attachment to the bone matrix of the adjacent shaft. The plate is made up of collagen, elastin, and synovial fluid proteins, which together with fluid-filled, periductal-like growth chambers, form the growing plates of the plate, which are composed of collagen, mineralized cartilage, and osteoproteins.
The growth plates are the major components of the plate’s skeleton, as they provide the structure for the bone matrix and growth plates and also form the structural elements of the growing bone matrix. The growth plates can be shaped like a sphere, diamond shaped, or even a flat pyramid. The growth plates are composed of collagen, elastin, and synovial fluid proteins, which together with mineralized cartilage, form the developing plate’s matrix.
The growth plates are important in several ways, one being that it forms the main bone component of the skeletal system: the growth plates form the bone matrix, which support the bone as it grows, and the plates also provide an interface between the bone matrix and the growth plates, to protect the bone from pressure exerted by the growing growth plates. Growth plates have two primary functions, and they are the primary mechanism through which the body absorbs bone tissue.
The growth plates can be formed in the vertebral column or at the lumbar vertebrae level, or in the cancellous. In the vertebral column, growth plates are formed by the vertebral body or the bone at the end of the vertebral column. The growth plates of the cancellous are formed at the level of the collarbone, and they grow perpendicular to the vertebral column. They are more important than the growth plates of the vertebral column, as they are responsible for storing the bone matrix, while the cancellous provides additional growth plates. for both the growth plates and the bone matrix.
Growth plates grow continuously, but their development is not complete until they reach the level of the osteophytes. The osteophytes are the bones that surround the growth plates, and the osteophytes form a layer that supports the growth plates as they grow. As long as the bone matrices are maintained, and the osteophytes are supported by bone cells, they will remain unbroken.
When the growth plates reach the level of the osteophytes, they need to be supported by the osteocytes. The osteocytes provide the growth plates with nutrients and hormones to stimulate their growth, as well as the mechanical support to keep the growth plates from falling out. If the osteocytes do not receive proper support, then the growth plates may fall out of their position, allowing the bone matrix to fall out.
Bone tissue is supported by the bone matrix, and bone matrix is supported by the osteophytes. It is important that the osteocytes are in proper growth and functional health, because they are the only tissues that are capable of supporting the bone matrix, and therefore the entire growth process, in the long term. It is also important to remember that bone matrix, and the osteophytes supporting it, are different tissues, and their functions are very different. Bone matrix, while supporting the growth plates, has the function of supporting the bone growth, and the osteophytes provide support to the osteocytes that support the bone matrix.
If the bone matrix and the osteophytes are both not in good health, then the bone matrix cannot support the osteocytes, and the bone matrix and the osteophytes, along with the bone matrix and the osteocytes, become ineffective in supporting the bone growth. The development of the bone matrix and the osteophytes is affected by a variety of factors, but there are some general effects on the development of bone tissue.