This was no doubt due to the infrequency of extension of the comminuted fractures beyond the junction of diaphysis and epiphysis.
It is otherwise known as the "conarium" the "pinus" or "epiphysis."
The radius and ulna are nearly equal in size and each consists of a long shaft terminated at either end by an epiphysis.
The diagnosis from accidental separation of the epiphysis, or from fractures, may be made from the history of the case.
The displacement of the epiphysis is almost always forward or lateral, and is accompanied by the usual signs of such lesions.
Suppuration is rare, disjunction of the epiphysis from the diaphysis common.
The stoppage of the fissuring short of the epiphysis is characteristic.
The periosteum rarely becomes separated at the line of junction of the epiphysis and diaphysis.
The terminal phalanx of each digit has an epiphysis only at its proximal end, the others have them at both ends.
The most frequent site of fracture, or separation of the epiphysis, is the lower end of the femur.
epiphysis e·piph·y·sis (ĭ-pĭf'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. e·piph·y·ses (-sēz')
The end of a long bone that is originally separated from the main bone by a layer of cartilage but that later becomes united to the main bone through ossification.
See pineal body.