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The ossification of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones in human foetuses

F Czerwiński, E Tomasik, M Tomasik, A Mahaczek-Kordowska
Folia Morphol 2004;63(3):329-332.

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Vol 63, No 3 (2004)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2004-06-04
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

An evaluation was made of the ossification level of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones in human foetuses of both sexes from the 4th to the 9th month of gestation. Our results indicate that ossification of phalangeal bones 1 to 5 always started at the distal end of the phalanx and endochondral ossification prevailed in the proximal phalanx of the thumb.

Abstract

An evaluation was made of the ossification level of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones in human foetuses of both sexes from the 4th to the 9th month of gestation. Our results indicate that ossification of phalangeal bones 1 to 5 always started at the distal end of the phalanx and endochondral ossification prevailed in the proximal phalanx of the thumb.
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Keywords

human foetus; metacarpal bones; phalangeal bones; ossification

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Title

The ossification of the metacarpal and phalangeal bones in human foetuses

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 63, No 3 (2004)

Pages

329-332

Published online

2004-06-04

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2004;63(3):329-332.

Keywords

human foetus
metacarpal bones
phalangeal bones
ossification

Authors

F Czerwiński
E Tomasik
M Tomasik
A Mahaczek-Kordowska

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