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Explain the importance of the epiphyseal plate.

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$\textbf{The epiphyseal plate}$ is an area of cartilage that is localized between epiphysis and diaphysis as long as bone growth occurs.

Growth stops when all of the epiphyseal cartilage is transformed into bone.

A reminder of that process is called the $\textbf{epiphyseal line}$ that is a demarcation line where two ossification centers are fused.

Physicians use rules of bone development $\textbf{to determine if a child will grow any longer based on radiological imaging findings}$.

$\textbf{X-ray images}$ that show epiphyseal cartilage are used to determine that a child will grow more and if epiphyseal cartilage can not be seen that means that the growing process has finished.

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