Collagenous architecture of the growth plate and perichondrial ossification groove.

  • Danielle Speer
  • Published 1982 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…


The orientation of collagen fibers in the growth plate and contiguous structures of a growing long bone was demonstrated by polarized light microscopy. Five major groups of collagen fibers were demonstrated: transphyseal (longitudinal), perichondrial-periosteal (longitudinal), epiphyseal (radial), perichondrial ring (circumferential), and metaphyseal bone… (More)