This book is an organized approach to understanding bone growth and disease. It integrates anatomic and radiologic knowledge of enchondral and membranous bone growth and emphasizes the similarities of the physis and acrophysis in development. While mainly written for trainees in radiology, pediatrics, and orthopedics, it will also be useful to practitioners in these fields. The artwork, jointly produced by artist and author, illustrates the concepts described. The identification of abnormality is aided by the explanations of the causes in terms of pattern recognition.
Trainees in radiology, pediatrics, orthopedics
- Enchondral Growth
- Membranous Bone
Table of contents
Normal Growth: The two Types of Bone Formation (Enchondral and Membranous).- Enchondral Growth: Physis and Acrophysis.- Membranous Growth: Diaphysis and Periphysis.- Vertebral Column and Other Nontubular Bones.- Prenatal Development. Abnormal Growth: Exoxtosis and Enchondromas.- Metabolic Bone Disease.- Dysplasia and Dysostosis.- Hox Genes; Connectedness.- Local Impairment of Enchondral Growth.- Arthritis and Other Bone Disease. Some Additional comments: The 10 day rule.- Paired Bones.- Bowed Bones.- Alignment Abnormality.- Special Characteristics of Specific Bones.