The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision

Metaphyseal Artery

- See:
      - Epiphyseal Artery
      - Nutrient Artery
      - Periosteal Artery

- Discussion:
    - metaphyseal portion of long bone contains numerous small channels;
    - through these channels pass vessels that enter marrow cavity to anastomose w/ vessels derived from nutrient artery;
    - majority of these metaphyseal channels, however, contain veins that permit egress of blood from the narrow cavity

The role of the epiphyseal and metaphyseal circulations on longitudinal growth in the dog: an experimental study.

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, December 31, 2012 2:35 pm