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Scintigraphic evaluation of the growth plate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8256136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multiphase bone scintigraphy is used to assess growth plate function in the growing skeleton. It can identify an evolving total or segmental closure by comparing an affected plate with a contralateral normal plate. Although visual interpretation is usually adequate, quantitative methods permit a more objective assessment. Total or partial closure occurs in response to trauma and infection; plate closure also may be induced surgically to prevent progressive leg length inequality. As new orthopaedic procedures for correcting early plate closure are developed, the need for accurate physiological assessment of the growth plate is critical.
H T Harcke; G A Mandell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in nuclear medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0001-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-13     Completed Date:  1994-01-13     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264464     Medline TA:  Semin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  266-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, DE 19899.
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MeSH Terms
Growth Plate / pathology,  radionuclide imaging*,  surgery
Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon

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