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Anatomy Unique to Skeletally Immature Bones. Epiphysis, physis, metaphysis, diaphysisPhysis - growth platePeriosteum - thicker, osteogenic, attaches firmly at periphery of physesBone - more porous, ductile. Periosteum. OsteogenicMore readily elevated from diaphysis and metaphysis than in adultsOften intact on the concave (compression) side of the injury - may be helpful as a hinge for reduction, promote rapid healing Periosteal new bone contributes to remodeling.

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