Formation of the skeleton - growth of a long bone. Growth of the 3d metatarsal bone in the rat
Juster, M.; Plachot, J.J.; Guillot, J.P.
Revue de Chirurgie Orthopedique et Reparatrice de l'Appareil Moteur 61(3): 171-177
The authors have studied the longitudinal growth of the third metatarsal bone of the rat. This bone has only one epiphyseal plate at its distal extremity and none at its proximal one. Nevertheless it was demonstrated that the proximal extremity was responsible for 16% of the total longitudinal bone growth.