EX5 Dimensions of distal femoral epiphysis [radiography]

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Hans Ringertz


Flattening of the epiphysis of the long bones is seen in several skeletal dysplasias. In early or subtle cases it may be difficult to assess whether the epiphysis is flattened or not. Normal standards are therefore of value.

Referenced article

  1. Schlesinger AE, Poznanski AK, Pudlowski RM, Millar EA: Distal femoral epiphysis: normal standards for thickness and application to bone dysplasias. Radiology 1986; 159: 515.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
  • Hans Ringertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

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