, Volume 127, Issue 4, pp 843-845
Date: 14 Nov 2012

Response to commentary on “Radiographic analysis of epiphyseal fusion at knee joint to assess likelihood of having attained 18 years of age”

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Dear Sir,

We would first like to express our thanks for your valuable comments on our recently published article entitled “Radiographic analysis of epiphyseal fusion at knee joint to assess likelihood of having attained 18 years of age”.

Second, we are very grateful to you for highlighting some evident errors in the published article. Unfortunately, one of them occurred in the way the figures have been presented. The Figs. 1 and 2 and their captions were inadvertently misplaced in the electronic version of the article. The right order of the figures and their corresponding captions appears as follows:Fig. 1

Stage 1, epiphysis is not fused
Fig. 2
Stage 3, epiphysis is fully ossified and epiphyseal scar is not visible

In addition, in regard to the right number of studied subjects, a sample of 99 boys and 116 girls was analysed. The correct Table 1 is also as follows:

Last but not least, we would like to answer your comments, to better clarify to readers the importance of this study in the relat ...

This reply refers to the comment available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00414-012-0792-5.