Hand Bone Age

A Digital Atlas of Skeletal Maturity

  • Vicente Gilsanz
  • Osman Ratib

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Pages 1-1
  3. Pages 2-8
  4. Pages 23-31
  5. Pages 33-92
  6. Pages 93-95
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 96-96

About this book


For decades, the determination of bone maturity has relied on a visual evaluation of skeletal development in the hand and wrist, most commonly using the Greulich and Pyle atlas. The Gilsanz and Ratib digital atlas takes advantage of the advent of digital imaging and provides a more effective and objective approach to skeletal maturity assessment. This atlas integrates the key morphological features of ossification in the bones of the hand and wrist and provides idealized, sex- and age-specific images of skeletal development. This computer-generated set of images should serve as a reasonable alternative to the reference books currently available.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Vicente Gilsanz
    • 1
  • Osman Ratib
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyChildrens Hospital Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20951-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27070-6
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